Feb 24, 2017

02/24/2017: Political activism in Hollywood

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We'll explore why Chinese President Xi Jinping has plans to move new people into power on his economic team. Afterwards, a look at why stock car racing is struggling and how celebrities choose the political causes they're involved in.

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How celebrities choose their causes

Feb 24, 2017
Backing a political or social issue is often an exercise in branding.
Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the "The Revenant."
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NASCAR changes gears for the Daytona 500

Feb 24, 2017
The race will be divided into three parts in an attempt to attract new fans.

Drones to help with Indiana search and rescue efforts

Feb 24, 2017
The state's Department of Natural Resources says flying an unmanned aircraft is a cheaper and faster alternative to other methods, including helicopters.
Pilot Matt Garringer, with the Indiana DNR,  explains how a drone equipped with a video camera and GPS, could be used for search and rescue. 
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02/24/17: Can the post-election stock market rally last?

Feb 24, 2017
Stocks are a bit down today, following a rise since the election. Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, discusses whether investors are being more realistic. We'll also look at JC Penney's efforts to fight against the slump department stores are experiencing, and explore Indiana's plan to use drones in search and rescue efforts.

Uber has had a really bad week

Feb 24, 2017
The news early in the week was that Uber had hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to look into explosive allegations of sexual harassment by a former engineer at the company. On top of that, Uber is now being sued by Alphabet, the parent company of Google as well as the autonomous driving company Waymo. […]

We’ll explore why Chinese President Xi Jinping has plans to move new people into power on his economic team. Afterwards, a look at why stock car racing is struggling and how celebrities choose the political causes they’re involved in.

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