May 9, 2018

05/09/2018: Energy companies profit when oil prices soar…but what else?

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(U.S. Edition) European countries including Russia say they're still in the nuclear agreement, and the U.S. Treasury has given companies 90 or 180 days to wind down business with Iran. This affects banking, finance, commodities, shipping, insurance and, of course,…

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Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT won’t prepare you for the real world, one venture capitalist says

May 9, 2018
Ted Dintersmith argues that these tests are more about rote memorization.
Instructor Blanca Claudio (C) teaches a history lesson in Spanish in a Dual Language Academy class at Franklin High School in Los Angeles, California, on May 25, 2017. 
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(U.S. Edition) European countries including Russia say they’re still in the nuclear agreement, and the U.S. Treasury has given companies 90 or 180 days to wind down business with Iran. This affects banking, finance, commodities, shipping, insurance and, of course, oil exports. But the markets are doing okay so far, meaning maybe everyone’s getting used to President Trump’s fractious moves being smoothed over later by more reasonable decisions. And in other news, we bring you the findings of a venture capitalist who visited schools in all 50 states and has a lot to say about standardized testing and the way we treat teachers. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC