May 25, 2017

05/25/2017: Trump wants Europe to spend more on defense. Will they listen?

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Part of Trump's agenda during his meeting with NATO leaders includes pushing them to join an anti-ISIS coalition and invest more in their militaries. We'll take a look at the numbers behind Europe's defense spending. Then back in the U.S., we'll discuss the increase in mortgage co-signing for first-time home buyers, and explore NYU's new effort to help college students graduate early. 

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05/25/2017: The stock market's decline since the roaring '80s

May 25, 2017
Disappointment over declining oil prices abound. OPEC had agreed to make production cuts to help with an oil glut, but it seems these policy changes aren't helping — and neither is the U.S. We'll look at how America's own production habits undercuts the cartel's. Afterwards, we'll look at how state insurance markets that get waivers for pre-existing conditions would react to the GOP's new health care bill, and then talk about how the stock market has been in decline since the '80s.

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Part of Trump’s agenda during his meeting with NATO leaders includes pushing them to join an anti-ISIS coalition and invest more in their militaries. We’ll take a look at the numbers behind Europe’s defense spending. Then back in the U.S., we’ll discuss the increase in mortgage co-signing for first-time home buyers, and explore NYU’s new effort to help college students graduate early. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC