Jul 5, 2017

07/05/2017: Volvo says the combustion engine is a thing of the past

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By 2019, all of Volvo's new cars will have electric motors. We'll take a look at some of the reasons behind the company's big move, which include a commitment to lower carbon emissions. Afterwards, we'll explain why President Trump's first stop will be Poland on his multi-country trip to Europe, and then talk about the imbalance between housing demand and housing supply.

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Tight inventory slows down housing market

Jul 5, 2017
The choke point is home building — which is in turn constrained by limited availability of land, building loans and skilled construction workers.
New entry-level homes for sale in a development by Pahlisch Homes in Vancouver, Washington.
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Trump visits Poland before G-20 conference

Jul 5, 2017
President Trump leaves today for Poland. On Thursday, he’ll meet members of the Eastern European nation’s conservative government, which is hawkish on matters such as defense and immigration. The visit comes on the eve of a G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 03/06/17: […]

Volvo says the combustion engine is a thing of the past

Jul 5, 2017
Volvo will launch several electric models in the near future.
English film actor Roger Moore opening the door of his Volvo for Isabelle McMillan in a scene from the television series, "The Saint."
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07/05/2017: Getting that heads up about your job schedule

Jul 5, 2017
Elon Musk has some new competition. Volvo has announced that all of the models it launches after 2019 will have some form of electric motor. On today's show, we'll talk about what its new vehicles will look like and how Tesla might be reacting to the news. Afterwards, we'll discuss what we might expect to see from the Fed's latest meeting minutes, and then look at Oregon's new "Fair Work Week" law, which will require certain businesses to give workers a week's notice about their job schedules.

By 2019, all of Volvo’s new cars will have electric motors. We’ll take a look at some of the reasons behind the company’s big move, which include a commitment to lower carbon emissions. Afterwards, we’ll explain why President Trump’s first stop will be Poland on his multi-country trip to Europe, and then talk about the imbalance between housing demand and housing supply.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC