Apr 17, 2017

04/17/2017: Is American manufacturing actually dying?

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Cybersecurity experts are combing through data released by hackers who claim to have infiltrated the National Security Agency. The info makes it look like the NSA hacked into financial service providers in the Middle East. We'll delve into how the security community is responding to the leak. Afterwards, we'll examine how much of a threat the growing live-streaming TV business poses to Netflix. And finally, we'll chat with Congressman Ro Khanna about his book "Entrepreneurial Nation," which looks at why manufacturing is still important in American society. 

 

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LA homeless survey helps service groups plan and budget

Apr 17, 2017
Agencies need to know who the people are as well as how many.
A Los Angeles survey is looking beyond the statistics to find out who is experiencing homelessness and why.
Carla Green

Bumper crop of cocoa is no sweet deal for African farmers

Apr 17, 2017
Seventy percent of cocoa comes from West Africa, where a surplus means lower prices for growers.
An agricultural worker picks cocoa pods in the Ivory Coast village of Akati.
ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

Live vs. on demand: the battle ahead

Apr 17, 2017
Netflix will report earnings when the market closes on today. As ever, analysts will be keeping a close eye on subscriber numbers. They’ll also be considering all the new players jumping into streaming TV. But these are mostly new services planning to offer livetelevision over the internet. Will that hurt Netflix? Click the audio player […]

04/17/2017: The problem with a cocoa surplus

Apr 17, 2017
Coming off Easter weekend, let's look at some key economic data we may have missed. On Friday, data on core inflation in the U.S. came in much weaker than expected. Why is that important? It means that the Fed may not have to be aggressive with interest rates. Next, we'll explore how demographic surveys on the homeless population can lead to more funding for certain groups, and how a cocoa surplus in Ivory Coast is negatively affecting farmers.

Cybersecurity experts are combing through data released by hackers who claim to have infiltrated the National Security Agency. The info makes it look like the NSA hacked into financial service providers in the Middle East. We’ll delve into how the security community is responding to the leak. Afterwards, we’ll examine how much of a threat the growing live-streaming TV business poses to Netflix. And finally, we’ll chat with Congressman Ro Khanna about his book “Entrepreneurial Nation,” which looks at why manufacturing is still important in American society. 

 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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