May 24, 2018

McDonald’s plastic straws might one day be a thing of the past

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(Markets Edition) The Trump team is looking into penalties on imported cars and trucks, which may be an attempt to target Mexico since they're one of our largest exporters. We'll explore why this might hurt hurt the auto industry, particularly in areas like the Midwest, and how the U.S. is pushing Mexico to create alliances with the European Union. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Michigan State University is handling its $500 million settlement with victims of convicted sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, Plus: We look at a proposal being considered at McDonald's that would eliminate their plastic straws. (05/24/2018)

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Michigan State University weighs scandal's financial impact

May 24, 2018
A $500 million settlement with victims of convicted doctor Larry Nassar is just the start.
Moody’s downgraded Michigan State University’s credit rating earlier this month. Above, the Spartan statue at MSU.
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McDonald's shareholders consider a switch to paper straws

May 24, 2018
Plastic straws could be banned in New York City if a new bill introduced in the city council this week goes through. Similar restrictions are being considered for California. Several cities there have already banned the plastic straw. And both the U.K. and Taiwan have announced plans to eliminate them. Today McDonald’s shareholders are scheduled […]

Inventory shortage driving existing home sales market

May 24, 2018
There’s a shortage of existing homes for sale in some parts of the country and prices are going up steadily. Part of the problem is that people aren’t moving and there aren’t enough new homes being built.   Click the audio player above to hear the full story.  Stories You Might Like The American brand might […]

(Markets Edition) The Trump team is looking into penalties on imported cars and trucks, which may be an attempt to target Mexico since they’re one of our largest exporters. We’ll explore why this might hurt hurt the auto industry, particularly in areas like the Midwest, and how the U.S. is pushing Mexico to create alliances with the European Union. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how Michigan State University is handling its $500 million settlement with victims of convicted sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, Plus: We look at a proposal being considered at McDonald’s that would eliminate their plastic straws. (05/24/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC