Jun 9, 2017

06/09/2017: U.K.’s prime minister faces big defeat after snap election

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The British election results are in, revealing that the ruling conservative party has lost its majority in Parliament. On today's show, we'll take a look at what this means for the future of Brexit negotiations. Afterwards, Robert Puentes — president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation — explains what public-private partnerships would mean for America's infrastructure system. 

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A big win for France's centrist party in parliamentary elections could push forward labor reform

Jun 9, 2017
Last month, France elected pro-business political newcomer Emmanuel Macron as president, but the French aren’t done voting. The country’s parliamentary elections kick off Sunday, and the president’s new centrist party is expected to win a large majority. If that happens, Macron could have the support he needs to reform France’s strong labor protection laws, which […]

New York City pension funds are divesting private prison stocks

Jun 9, 2017
New York City’s pension funds announced they’re selling $48 million in stocks and bonds invested in three private prison companies. It’s the first group to publicly divest from that industry, and cited recent reports of inmate deaths, as well as concerns of overcrowding and understaffing. Private prisons are expected to grow under President Trump. That’s […]

Expect to see more foreign investment in US infrastructure

Jun 9, 2017
A Saudi announcement of $20 billion to invest in US infrastructure could be just the beginning of more overseas money for domestic projects.
Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east near Pasadena.
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06/09/2017: 'An act of political self-harm'

Jun 9, 2017
Theresa May's call for a snap election in the U.K. has not gone as planned. Britain's ruling Conservative party no longer has a majority in Parliament, so now members will have to seek political partners to get work done. We'll chat with the BBC's Kevin Connolly about what this means for Brexit negotiations. Afterwards, we'll look at how public-private partnerships would work under Trump's plan for new infrastructure.

Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following UK snap election

Jun 9, 2017
The prime minister had been hoping for stronger support during her Brexit negotiations.
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the country's snap election, but she lost her parliamentary majority.
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The British election results are in, revealing that the ruling conservative party has lost its majority in Parliament. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at what this means for the future of Brexit negotiations. Afterwards, Robert Puentes — president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation — explains what public-private partnerships would mean for America’s infrastructure system. 

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