Feb 15, 2017

02/15/17: The role of ‘doctor’ is changing

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We're looking at what a border-adjustment tax could mean for retailers; the United States' push for NATO members to spend more on defense; and the new responsibilities that come with being a physician. 

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Defense spending highlighted as Mattis attends NATO meeting

Feb 15, 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Brussels today for a meeting of defense ministers from the 28-member NATO alliance. It’s the first NATO meeting for Mattis since he took office. The U.S. contributes some 70 percent of the overall…

What Trump's border tax could mean for retail companies like Target

Feb 15, 2017
Chief executives of some of America’s largest retailers will meet with President Donald Trump today to talk about job creation and the economy. They’re also bending the ears of members of Congress to express opposition to a possible border adjustment…

Milwaukee restaurants hope to feed low-income people with 'pay what you can' model

Feb 15, 2017
Customers can eat for free if they can't afford to pay, or pay a little extra to help others.
The Tricklebee Café in Milwaukee asks restaurant patrons to "pay what you can."
Latoya Dennis

PepsiCo moves away from sugary drinks with premium bottled water brand

Feb 15, 2017
PepsiCo reports its earnings today. It’s a pivotal time for the company as it continues to move away from the shrinking market for sugary drinks and into the growing market sector of bottled water, worth $42 billion last year. This…

02/15/17: Pay whatever you want for lunch

Feb 15, 2017
Why Trump has signed a law that would let mining, oil and gas companies pay foreign governments without disclosing their actions; a discussion about when the Fed could next raise interest rates; and a cafe that's allowing patrons to pay…

Doctors are arming themselves with MBAs to navigate a tricky health care landscape

Feb 15, 2017
As medicine becomes more about business, an MBA could prove helpful.
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We’re looking at what a border-adjustment tax could mean for retailers; the United States’ push for NATO members to spend more on defense; and the new responsibilities that come with being a physician. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC