Jun 8, 2017

06/08/2017: What’ll the Comey testimony mean for Trump’s policy agenda?

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With Former FBI Director James Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill this morning, we'll discuss what's at stake for U.S. markets and business interests. Next up, we'll look at a new financial rule that'll raise the standards for investment advisers, and then talk about why major U.S. airlines have agreed to stay in a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

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How a workplace's culture can begin with just one person

Jun 8, 2017
Tech companies often have founder-centric structures.
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US airlines say they're staying on track for global climate change goals

Jun 8, 2017
Seventy countries agreed last year on a strategy to offset international airline emissions. Despite the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris climate change accord, U.S. airlines plan to remain in their industry’s global agreement, in part because abiding by different regulations in different countries could be complicated and expensive. Click the above audio player to hear […]

Cashing in on the Comey testimony buzz

Jun 8, 2017
FBI-themed bar food and drinks are just part of the plan to monetize the political drama.
Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on May 3.
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06/08/2017: The consequences of political uncertainty

Jun 8, 2017
There's an economy-wide cost of not knowing where federal policies are going. Economist Diane Swonk joins us to discuss how uncertainty about Washington has translated into real-world consequences, like a slow down in hiring within the health sector. Afterwards, we'll chat with Marketplace's Molly Wood about how company founders can influence an entire business's workplace culture, and what startups are trying to do to make the office environment a positive one.

Labor department's fiduciary rule takes effect

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Jun 8, 2017
It simply says that financial advisers must act in your best interest.
The Department of Labor reviewed the fiduciary rule at the behest of President Trump but couldn't find a legal basis to block it.
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With Former FBI Director James Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill this morning, we’ll discuss what’s at stake for U.S. markets and business interests. Next up, we’ll look at a new financial rule that’ll raise the standards for investment advisers, and then talk about why major U.S. airlines have agreed to stay in a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC