Mar 2, 2017

03/02/17: Trump vs. California

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We'll explore Snapchat's plans to go public today, a move that could prompt other tech companies to have IPOs. Also on today's show: a look at how much a border-adjustment tax would cost consumers, and the cost of California's pushback against Trump.

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Flint residents are furious as discounted water bills end

Mar 2, 2017
Widespread lead contamination devastated Flint, Michigan. Since then, residents have been getting discounted water bills. But as of March 1, those discounts end as officials say the water is safe to use. That’s despite recommendations that residents keep filtering their water as pipes are repaired. The announcement has many in the stricken city furious.  Click […]
The new visitors’ center at Graceland, called Elvis Presley’s Memphis, includes museums, restaurants and gift shops. It opens on Thursday and represents the largest expansion of the Memphis tourist attraction since it opened in 1982. 
Courtesy of Elvis Presley Enterprises

Retailers launch TV campaign to battle proposed tax on imported goods

Mar 2, 2017
Best Buy released earnings this week, at a time when retailers are concerned about the imposition of a border adjustment tax. The National Retail Federation has launched a media campaign hoping to win consumers over by pointing out how costs of everyday purchases will go up. The TV ad is airing on “Fox and Friends” […]

03/02/17: Flint residents will stop getting discounted water bills

Mar 2, 2017
Snapchat is going to start trading its stock publicly today at $17 a share, placing its value at $24 billion. But despite that impressive amount, what does the future hold for the company? Its user growth is slowing and net losses are widening. Next up, we'll look at an end to water discounts in Flint, Michigan, and then explore Graceland's expansion plans.

We’ll explore Snapchat’s plans to go public today, a move that could prompt other tech companies to have IPOs. Also on today’s show: a look at how much a border-adjustment tax would cost consumers, and the cost of California’s pushback against Trump.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC