Feb 7, 2017

02/07/17: The bright outlook for solar

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Jobs in the solar industry have grown by at least 20 percent in the U.S. for the fourth-straight year. We'll talk about why there's been growth in this sector. Next, we'll look at the USDA's decision to remove animal welfare reports and enforcement records from its websites. And finally, we'll chat with Mission Asset Fund founder Jose Quinonez about the effects of Trump's border policies.

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USDA removes animal welfare data from its website

Feb 7, 2017
It's unclear if the USDA's removal is permanent.
A chihuahua awaits adoption at a Los Angeles Department of Animal Services shelter.
David McNew/Getty Images

Meter offers alternative for those who want to give money to people on the street

Feb 7, 2017
The donations will go to a homelessness outreach initiative run by local nonprofits.
New Haven, Conn. has so far installed four donation meters with plans for six more in downtown locations.
Harriet Jones

Disney looking to play the digital game as ESPN’s cable subscriptions decline

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Feb 7, 2017
Disney doesn’t appear to have plans in place for its future leadership yet, so there’s speculation that CEO Robert Iger may need to stick around beyond 2018 — the latest date he said he’d step down. The company has had trouble finding a replacement as the landscape of cable TV continues to change and cord […]

The unbanked are saving for more than a rainy day

Feb 7, 2017
Jose Quiñonez, head of the Mission Asset Fund, says hope for an economic turnaround is also helping 'forgotten' Americans survive.
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02/07/17: How much does the boss get paid compared to you?

Feb 7, 2017
A government rule that requires a company to disclose the pay gap between its CEO and his or her employees may get scrapped. We'll look at why the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered an early review of it. Next, we'll talk about how Disney is coping with the changing landscape of cable TV. Finally, we'll check out a parking meter in New Haven, Connecticut, that accepts coins for the homeless.

Jobs in the solar industry have grown by at least 20 percent in the U.S. for the fourth-straight year. We’ll talk about why there’s been growth in this sector. Next, we’ll look at the USDA’s decision to remove animal welfare reports and enforcement records from its websites. And finally, we’ll chat with Mission Asset Fund founder Jose Quinonez about the effects of Trump’s border policies.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC