Jun 26, 2017

6/26/2017: Trump may bash trade deals but states are forging ahead

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Senate Republicans are reportedly planning to put a penalty in the health care bill that would lock people out of the market for six months if they drop their coverage. Why are they doing this? Health care reporter Dan Gorenstein fills us in. Also, the most expensive bailout of failing banks in Italy's history and what to expect from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Trump. Lastly, the president has been a vocal critic of foreign trade, but states are making their own deals. We drop in on a big, three-day convention in Maryland, just outside Washington, to see how states, counties and U.S. territories are coming together with foreign investors.

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This dairy farm's best worker is a robot

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Facing labor shortages, some farms are increasingly using automation to get work done.
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India’s prime minister to call on Trump, and H-1B visas can’t be ignored

Jun 26, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Washington today for his first meeting with President Trump. The two are likely to stick to subjects both countries agree on — defense and counterterrorism — but the issue of H-1B visas can’t be ignored.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might […]

Senate Republicans are reportedly planning to put a penalty in the health care bill that would lock people out of the market for six months if they drop their coverage. Why are they doing this? Health care reporter Dan Gorenstein fills us in. Also, the most expensive bailout of failing banks in Italy’s history and what to expect from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first meeting with President Trump. Lastly, the president has been a vocal critic of foreign trade, but states are making their own deals. We drop in on a big, three-day convention in Maryland, just outside Washington, to see how states, counties and U.S. territories are coming together with foreign investors.

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