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Mar 6, 2017

03/06/17: A plan to improve mental health care

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General Motors is selling its European car business in a $2.3 billion deal. The BBC's Jonty Bloom explains how this deal reshape the auto industry in Europe. Afterwards, we'll look at how President Trump's immigration ban is affecting the U.S. tourism industry, and then explore the ways some regions are coping with a decline in psychiatric hospitals. 

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After all but disappearing, psychiatric hospitals are coming back

Mar 3, 2017
The ER is often the only option for patients with mental-health problems.
Banner Goldfield hospital in rural Apache Junction, Arizona. Mental health patients seeking help in an emergency here can sometimes wait days before finding placement.
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It's official. Politics is distracting us at work

Mar 6, 2017
We're spending two hours a day reading or talking about issues on the job, a survey finds.
“We found that 87 percent of employees are reading political social media posts during the workday,” said Kris Duggan, CEO of BetterWorks.
ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

US tourism may have taken a hit from Trump's travel ban

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Mar 6, 2017
As President Donald Trump revises his original executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries, the tourism industry is hoping he might soften the edges a little. There’s a lot of concern that U.S. tourism took a hit after the first order did not go down so well, making some global visitors feel unwelcome.   […]

Trump's threatened cuts makes city budgeting a risky business

Mar 6, 2017
Cities like New York and San Francisco are facing uncertainty about how to budget for the future. President Donald Trump has said he plans to make drastic budget cuts, and he’s also threatened to withhold federal money from “sanctuary cities.” Are cities running through scenarios where they might not have federal funding? Click the audio […]

03/06/17: The American car company that's giving up on Europe

Mar 6, 2017
Amid news that GM is selling its European car brands, Automobile Magazine's Jamie Kitman breaks down what the move could mean for the company's future. Next, we'll look at why cities might not include potential federal cuts in their budget proposals and then discuss the increased preoccupation with politics at the office.

General Motors is selling its European car business in a $2.3 billion deal. The BBC’s Jonty Bloom explains how this deal reshape the auto industry in Europe. Afterwards, we’ll look at how President Trump’s immigration ban is affecting the U.S. tourism industry, and then explore the ways some regions are coping with a decline in psychiatric hospitals. 

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