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Apr 4, 2017

04/04/17: Sheryl Sandberg on the need for companies to tackle unequal pay

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Tesla's stock market value has just beat out Ford's, making it no. 2 to General Motors. We'll look at why investors are so optimistic about the electric car company's prospects. Afterwards, we'll examine Uganda's struggle to manage its refugee crisis, a problem that could worsen if the U.S. goes through with making major cuts to all foreign aid. And as part of Equal Pay Day, we'll chat with LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg about the organization's campaign to raise awareness about the gender pay gap and how businesses should tackle the issue. 

Segments From this episode

Sheryl Sandberg: 'We all deserve equal pay'

Apr 4, 2017
The Facebook COO and LeanIn.org founder says companies need to be transparent about how they pay employees.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, speaks at the World Economic Forum in January in Davos, Switzerland.
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Uganda needs help to serve a growing influx of South Sudan refugees

Apr 4, 2017
More than 2,500 people flee war-torn South Sudan every day. By the end of this year, 400,000 are expected arrive in Uganda, its neighbor to the south. Uganda is exceptionally open to these refugees, but it needs financial and logistical help as the influx has outpaced relief efforts. Click the audio player above to hear […]

What does 'college affordability' mean?

Apr 4, 2017
The Urban Institute has some answers in an online resource.
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Boeing to sell up to 60 planes to Iran

Apr 4, 2017
The Trump administration still has to approve the deal.
Boeing said its deal to sell 737 MAX airliners to Iran is worth $6 billion and will create 18,000 jobs.
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04/04/17: The collision between real estate and technology

Apr 4, 2017
Boeing had struck a deal to sell dozens of planes to an Iranian airline, a move that got initial approval from the Obama administration. But now it needs final approval from the Trump administration. We'll look at the complicated dilemma the president's team faces. Afterwards, we'll chat with JPMorgan's chief global strategist, David Kelley, about the gap between people's attitudes and what people are actually spending. And finally, as part of our "Robot-Proof Jobs" series, we'll hear from a former real estate appraiser about how technology has affected her profession and where she is now.

Tesla’s stock market value has just beat out Ford’s, making it no. 2 to General Motors. We’ll look at why investors are so optimistic about the electric car company’s prospects. Afterwards, we’ll examine Uganda’s struggle to manage its refugee crisis, a problem that could worsen if the U.S. goes through with making major cuts to all foreign aid. And as part of Equal Pay Day, we’ll chat with LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg about the organization’s campaign to raise awareness about the gender pay gap and how businesses should tackle the issue. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC