May 1, 2017

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After the looming possibility of a government shutdown, Congress has a new $1 trillion spending bill. We'll examine who gets what, and how closely it aligns with President Trump's priorities. Afterwards, we'll look at a suggestion from the British Parliament that says U.S.-based social media companies should pay up when police investigate hateful content, threats or images of child abuse online. And finally, we'll talk about a recent report that calculates automation will create about 15 million jobs in the next 10 years, while eliminating about 25 million in the process.

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A lot of people are worried about crumbling infrastructure

May 1, 2017
Our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll shows strong support for rebuilding America.
Eighty-three percent of respondents to our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll told us they support the idea of Congress passing a large infrastructure bill to repair roads, bridges and airports.
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Immigrant workers bolster May Day marches

May 1, 2017
Today is May Day, when labor unions and other groups traditionally march in favor of workers’ rights. Immigrant rights is expected to be a major focus this year as President Trump pursues a tougher line on immigration. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 05/23/2017: How Uber has […]

Washington’s luxury home market gets big boost from Trump cabinet picks

May 1, 2017
While certainly not a cheap place to live, Washington, D.C., has never really been known as a place where the uber-wealthy go to buy property. But, some current members of President Trump’s cabinet may have changed that, according to a new report from the real estate brokerage Redfin. The D.C. luxury home market rose more […]

What Democrats and Republicans stand to gain from Congress' new $1 trillion spending bill

May 1, 2017
Some of Trump's key proposals, like his call for a U.S.-Mexico border, will not receive funding.
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05/01/2017: The march for workers' rights

May 1, 2017
With inflation down from a five-year peak, Julia Coronado at Macropolicy Perspectives joins us to explain how the Fed could handle interest rates in the near future. Afterwards, we'll look at today's planned march for workers' rights, which is expected to focus on immigrant rights, and then discuss the public's rising support for infrastructure as part of our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.

After the looming possibility of a government shutdown, Congress has a new $1 trillion spending bill. We’ll examine who gets what, and how closely it aligns with President Trump’s priorities. Afterwards, we’ll look at a suggestion from the British Parliament that says U.S.-based social media companies should pay up when police investigate hateful content, threats or images of child abuse online. And finally, we’ll talk about a recent report that calculates automation will create about 15 million jobs in the next 10 years, while eliminating about 25 million in the process.

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