Mar 22, 2017

03/22/17: Why wastewater is actually a commodity

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Stock index futures are down again this morning. What could be giving investors pause? Economist Jeffrey Cleveland from Payden and Rygel stopped by to explain the economic data that shows how optimistic Americans are really feeling. Next, we'll explore the tough market for reused water, and then report on the difficulties foreign men and women have in trying to obtain H-1B visas. 

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Wastewater: our most overlooked water source?

Mar 22, 2017
March 22 is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is wastewater. The United Nations is hoping to shed light on the value of all the water we literally flush down the toilet. Other countries use wastewater, but the idea hasn’t taken hold in the U.S. Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

Existing home sales likely to show a drop in February, economists say

Mar 22, 2017
Existing home sales numbers for February are out today. January sales increased 3.3 percent to a 10-year high, but economists anticipate a dip for February, although that’s still up from last year. One factor: an improving job market.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like Trump’s tariffs: Just […]

What it's like to live and work in H-1B visa limbo

Mar 22, 2017
The program allows employers to hire skilled foreign workers through a lottery system. The next step can take years.
A woman holds an American flag during a naturalization oath ceremony  in Boston.
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03/22/17: The link between the GOP's health care bill and the stock market

Mar 22, 2017
Key stock indicators are down again this morning. The possible cause this time? Washington politics. Susan Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Group explains why uncertainty over the House GOP's health care bill could be affecting the stock market's movement. We'll also look at why there may be a decline in existing home sales for February, and then explore the rise of virtual reality exhibits at museums.

Stock index futures are down again this morning. What could be giving investors pause? Economist Jeffrey Cleveland from Payden and Rygel stopped by to explain the economic data that shows how optimistic Americans are really feeling. Next, we’ll explore the tough market for reused water, and then report on the difficulties foreign men and women have in trying to obtain H-1B visas. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC