Mar 23, 2017

03/23/17: Why hospitals are against the GOP’s Obamacare replacement

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The House is expected to vote tonight on the GOP's health care bill. But opposition is coming from all corners — including hospitals. We'll look at why executives are against the measure. Next, we'll explore the complicated H-1B visa program, and the frustrations business owners have with how it selects recipients.

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Employers struggle to make H-1B visas work

Mar 23, 2017
The system is expensive and complicated.
Triple the number of applicants applied for the H1-B visa program last year. Chances of getting your application picked were only about one in three.
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Hospitals worry as Obamacare repeal vote approaches

Mar 23, 2017
If more people lose insurance, hospitals will lose millions of dollars.
It takes money to buy powerful hospital equipment. If Obamacare is repealed, it could threaten hospital revenue streams.
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Trump set to reshape the Wall Street regulation?

Mar 23, 2017
The Senate Banking Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing Thursday on Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clayton does not have a track record in Washington, and that makes it difficult to know if he shares Trump’s distaste for government regulation. But we can tell something […]

More African-Americans are going to the movies, likely drawn by recent films focusing on black characters

Mar 23, 2017
In spite of a whole lot of predictions to the contrary, the movie industry is hanging in, even as competition for our attention grows. According to a new report from the Motion Picture Association of America, ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada were flat compared to last year. One bright spot – it turns out […]

Study: Less-educated white people face alarming mortality increases

Mar 23, 2017
There's an alarming increase in suicides among less-educated Americans, the Brookings Institution reports.
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03/23/17: When your government is a bank robber

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Mar 23, 2017
Last week, 258,000 applied for unemployment benefits. While these numbers move around week to week, the latest figures indicate a large spike. Diane Swonk, the CEO of DS Economics, breaks down the causes of this increase, which include bad weather. Next, we'll talk about new research that looks at the connection between the mortality rate and job opportunities. And finally, we'll discuss North Korea's possible involvement in a mega bank heist at the New York Fed.

The House is expected to vote tonight on the GOP’s health care bill. But opposition is coming from all corners — including hospitals. We’ll look at why executives are against the measure. Next, we’ll explore the complicated H-1B visa program, and the frustrations business owners have with how it selects recipients.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC