May 5, 2017

05/05/2017: A look inside the GOP health care replacement bill

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The House of Representatives has officially passed a health care measure that would replace Obamacare. We'll give you a rundown of what the bill could mean for Americans, which may include higher premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and higher costs for older people. Afterwards, we'll take a look at politics across the pond: France's presidential election this weekend includes a runoff between the anti-EU, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and the pro-right, centrist Emmanuel Macron. And finally, we'll look at the evolution of Churchill Downs, a racetrack that's hosting tomorrow's Kentucky Derby.  

Segments From this episode

Labor figures will put President Trump’s job creation goals to the test

May 5, 2017
We’ll get the Labor Department’s jobs report for April today. The report for March was dismal — just 98,000 jobs added — though economists think that was a winter-weather-induced aberration. But even if job creation rises this spring and summer, it’ll still be well short of what’s needed to create the kind of supercharged employment […]

In French election, the EU looms large

May 5, 2017
The two finalists offer markedly different policies on the European Union.
Emmanuel Macron, center, the French presidential candidate for the On the Move party, waves during a campaign rally in Albi, France, on Thursday.
PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images

Churchill Downs: More than just the Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2017
Horse racing’s Triple Crown kicks off Saturday with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. It’s been a good year for the racetrack’s parent company, whose stock has risen 30 percent, double last year’s gains in the S&P 500. These days though, Churchill Downs Inc. doesn’t really resemble a racetrack company. Click the audio player above […]
A view of last year's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
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05/05/2017: Are the alarm bells ringing at the Fed yet?

May 5, 2017
The April jobs report is out, revealing the U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs to payrolls and that the unemployment rate dipped to 4.4 percent — the lowest level in a decade. FTN Financial's chief economist Chris Low explains why that unemployment figure is going to be ringing alarm bells at the Fed. Afterwards, we'll look at the potential ramifications of the GOP's health care replacement bill, and then discuss movie theaters' attempts to appeal to younger audiences.

Movie theaters find new ways to lure kids

May 5, 2017
Cinemas are focusing on younger customers with rainbow-colored chairs, esports auditoriums and play gyms.
Features like brightly colored seats can set theaters apart, says Tim Barr, CEO of Ferco Seating.
Photo courtesy of Cinépolis USA

The House of Representatives has officially passed a health care measure that would replace Obamacare. We’ll give you a rundown of what the bill could mean for Americans, which may include higher premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and higher costs for older people. Afterwards, we’ll take a look at politics across the pond: France’s presidential election this weekend includes a runoff between the anti-EU, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and the pro-right, centrist Emmanuel Macron. And finally, we’ll look at the evolution of Churchill Downs, a racetrack that’s hosting tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby.  

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC