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As the Congressional Budget Office gears up to release its annual 30-year budget outlook, we'll examine the value in looking decades ahead. The forecast will predict what will happen if there are no changes to laws governing taxes and government spending. Afterwards, we'll discuss the factors leading to a strengthening home market, and then look at SpaceX's plan to launch a commercial satellite into orbit using a recycled rocket booster.  

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Congressional Budget Office weighs in on the next 30 years

Mar 30, 2017
If you want to be loved, you don’t go to work for the Congressional Budget Office. The non-partisan agency’s job is to make economic projections and provide Congress with all sorts of budget data. Data that fails to account for all sorts of possibilities and invariably makes somebody unhappy. The agency earned the wrath of […]

Millennials are helping to strengthen the home market

Mar 30, 2017
Sales jumped more than 5 percent last month.
Millennials are helping to strengthen the housing market by settling down.
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SpaceX to make historic re-usable rocket launch

Mar 30, 2017
Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch a commercial satellite into orbit today using a recycled rocket booster. It’s the first time SpaceX will attempt to use one of its re-landed rockets. And the Falcon 9 would be the first liquid-fueled rocket sent into space using this method.  Click the audio player above to hear the […]

Elders don't need an app for a Lyft

Mar 30, 2017
The Phoenix area has become a testing ground of sorts for ride-sharing companies in a relatively untapped market.
Lyft and other ride-sharing companies are testing out partnerships with assisted living communities around the Phoenix area, like Park Wood Assisted Living.
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03/30/17: What should Trump's pick for Labor Secretary expect in the role?

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Mar 30, 2017
Turns out that GDP growth in the U.S. for the fourth quarter was higher than initially reported. Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics, joins us to discuss whether this is a good sign for the upcoming year. Afterwards, we'll look at the different issues that Trump's pick for Labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, will have to tackle if he gets the position. And finally, we'll discuss how ride-sharing companies plan to court an older customer base.

Half of college graduates are earning less than they did in 2000

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Mar 30, 2017
Meanwhile, the top percentile of wage earners are seeing the fastest wage growth.
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Acosta expected to be confirmed today as labor secretary

Mar 30, 2017
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will vote today to confirm the nomination of Alexander Acosta as labor secretary. Acosta, the chairman of Florida-based U.S. Century Bank and a former member of the National Labor Relations Board, is expected to get through the confirmation process. We’ll take a look at some of […]

As the Congressional Budget Office gears up to release its annual 30-year budget outlook, we’ll examine the value in looking decades ahead. The forecast will predict what will happen if there are no changes to laws governing taxes and government spending. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the factors leading to a strengthening home market, and then look at SpaceX’s plan to launch a commercial satellite into orbit using a recycled rocket booster.  

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC