Jul 14, 2017

07/14/2017: Preparing for a solar eclipse

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During a two-day trip to France, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed topics like trade and the Paris climate agreement. Despite the different approaches the two have toward these subjects, the countries face similar problems. We'll take a look at what some of those are, along with the benefits this visit had for Trump. Afterwards, we'll look at what's included in the House's expansion plans for the GI Bill, and then talk with one Oregon hotel owner about how tourist plans for next month's solar eclipse are affecting business. 

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Trump and Macron have reasons to find common ground

Jul 14, 2017
President Trump is visiting France and its new president, Emmanuel Macron, at an auspicious moment for the French economy. After years of lackluster performance following the global financial crisis, unemployment has fallen below 10 percent, and labor market reforms are taking hold. Trump and Macron are both relative political outsiders who have disrupted their countries’ […]

Large GI Bill expansion provides a big boost for veterans' education

Jul 14, 2017
House lawmakers yesterday announced bipartisan agreement on legislation to boost college aid for veterans. If passed, it would be the largest expansion of the GI Bill in nearly a decade.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 04/24/2018: Globalism is facing a global backlash 01/23/2018: Foreign solar panels […]

How the FBI is functioning on the ground, even as leadership shifts

Jul 14, 2017
“We have not missed a beat, we won’t miss a beat," says the Phoenix bureau's agent in charge.
Michael DeLeon is special agent in charge of the FBI Phoenix division.
Jimmy Jenkins

Roku reportedly seeking IPO later this year

Jul 14, 2017
The internet streaming video company is looking to diversify its revenue stream ahead of its IPO.

07/14/2017: Janet Yellen's game plan

Jul 14, 2017
Consumer prices didn't undergo any changes from May to June, according to the Labor Department's Consumer Price Index. Meanwhile, core prices — excluding volatile food and energy — were up from the same time last year. Amid the news, Christopher Low — chief economist at FTN Financial — joined us to talk about what the Fed might have planned for future interest rate increases. Afterwards, we'll look at how leadership changes at the FBI affect work their the ground.

How one business is bracing for the upcoming solar eclipse

Jul 14, 2017
One company tried to book the entire hotel four years out.
 A view of the full solar eclipse from Antalya, the southern coast of Turkey, in 2006.
CEM TURKEL/AFP/Getty Images

Banks beat expectations, thanks in part to the Fed

Jul 14, 2017
It’s been a big day for big banks. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup reported better-than-expected earnings for the latest quarter this morning. The banks all benefited from the Federal Reserve’s recent hikes in interest rates.  Click the above audio player to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 04/24/2018: Globalism is facing a […]

During a two-day trip to France, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed topics like trade and the Paris climate agreement. Despite the different approaches the two have toward these subjects, the countries face similar problems. We’ll take a look at what some of those are, along with the benefits this visit had for Trump. Afterwards, we’ll look at what’s included in the House’s expansion plans for the GI Bill, and then talk with one Oregon hotel owner about how tourist plans for next month’s solar eclipse are affecting business. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC