May 30, 2017

05/30/2017: Multiple stores, one stop

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ExxonMobil investors will vote soon on a proposal asking for the company to produce a "meaningful" climate risk plan. On today's show, we'll take a look at how shareholders are increasingly calling on energy companies for more accountability on climate change reports. Afterwards, we'll talk about Singapore's decision to fine two banks in connection with a money laundering scandal, and then explore the rise of co-retailing, a concept where multiple retailers share a space.

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Principals at low-income schools often leave, but this one has stayed 17 years

May 30, 2017
Bertie Simmons, 83, now leads a $10 million endeavor at her Houston high school.
On a recent school day, Furr High School’s Principal Bertie Simmons listens to a freshman read his first essay.
Laura Isensee

T-Mobile’s getting rid of that second phone problem. Wait, hasn’t that been solved?

May 30, 2017
If you use T-Mobile as your cellphone carrier, you’ll be getting a new, free service called DIGITS tomorrow (Weds 5/31). Here’s how it works: You can get calls from multiple numbers to one phone or use one phone number across multiple devices. So, for example, send text messages from your laptop or redirect work calls […]

Shareholders want Exxon to report on climate change risk

May 30, 2017
Exxon Mobil’s investors will vote Wednesday on a proposal demanding that the company produce a “meaningful” plan to address risks to its business from climate change and climate change regulation. Exxon has faced allegations that it’s underplayed climate change, though its leadership does support the U.S. staying in the Paris Agreement to cut carbon emissions. […]

You've heard of co-working; now there's co-retailing

May 30, 2017
The new type of startup allows small companies to share space — and foot traffic — in brick-and-mortar stores.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

05/30/2017: Has the U.S. economy finally beat the winter blues?

May 30, 2017
With consumers having spent briskly in April, forecasts about the economy are full of the word "rebound." But should we be that optimistic? Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, stopped by to chat with us about underlying economic trends and what low inflation means for interest rates. Afterwards, we'll examine the White House's plan to roll back an Obama-era health care law that requires many religious employers to provide birth control in its plans. And finally, we'll talk wit one committed Houston principal who's leading a $10 million endeavor to make learning more hands-on.

ExxonMobil investors will vote soon on a proposal asking for the company to produce a “meaningful” climate risk plan. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at how shareholders are increasingly calling on energy companies for more accountability on climate change reports. Afterwards, we’ll talk about Singapore’s decision to fine two banks in connection with a money laundering scandal, and then explore the rise of co-retailing, a concept where multiple retailers share a space.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC