Mar 14, 2017

03/14/17: The Netherlands may have its own Donald Trump

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The Congressional Budget Office has revealed how many people would lose insurance coverage under the GOP's new health plan. We'll look at who would benefit from the proposal and who's expected to see costs go up. Next, we'll look at a plan from Puerto Rico to get the island out of crippling debt, and then explore the leading candidate in the upcoming Dutch election: Geert Wilders, a politician that has drawn comparisons to President Trump. 

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Puerto Rico debt plan calls for austerity, public spending cuts

Mar 14, 2017
On Monday, Puerto Rico's financial oversight board approved a new debt plan.
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Signs of decline in international student applications have colleges worried

Mar 14, 2017
For a while now, universities and colleges have been concerned about international applicants and whether they’d be scared off by the politics surrounding immigration to the U.S. Now we have some signs those fears are founded. A new survey of about 250 schools finds about 40 percent of them have seen international applicant numbers drop […]

03/14/17: The connection between the weather and employment numbers

Mar 14, 2017
David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds, joins us to discuss the economic impact of the GOP's new health care proposal and how seasonal changes can affect the government's monthly jobs report. Next, we'll look at a new survey that finds 40 percent of colleges and universities have seen a drop in international applicants, and then explore the economic factors driving the upcoming Dutch election.

The Netherlands' Donald Trump?

Mar 14, 2017
Some compare anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders with the U.S. president.
Geert Wilders of the PVV party debates Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party on March 13, 2017, in Rotterdam. The election is tomorrow.
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Who wins and loses under the GOP’s health care proposal?

Mar 14, 2017
24 million could end up uninsured with the Republican plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The CBO estimates that 24 million people will lose health insurance under the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Above, Dr. Martha Perez examines Dorothy Jolly at Community Health of South Florida.
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The Congressional Budget Office has revealed how many people would lose insurance coverage under the GOP’s new health plan. We’ll look at who would benefit from the proposal and who’s expected to see costs go up. Next, we’ll look at a plan from Puerto Rico to get the island out of crippling debt, and then explore the leading candidate in the upcoming Dutch election: Geert Wilders, a politician that has drawn comparisons to President Trump. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC