Aug 16, 2017

08/16/2017: Let the NAFTA renegotiations begin

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President Trump has dubbed the North American Free Trade Agreement "one of the worst deals ever." Well, now he has a chance to change it as talks to overhaul the pact begin today. One of the original negotiators of the deal, Mickey Kantor, joined us to talk about some of the revisions we might see and why America's trade relationship with Mexico and Canada is so important. Afterwards, we'll look at how Target is faring as the threat of Amazon looms in the background.

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What to expect from today's NAFTA renegotiations

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Aug 16, 2017
President Trump has been very critical of NAFTA, but Canada and Mexico are very important trading partners.
Workers in a maquila in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. 
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Today, Target reports. More bad news from the retail sector?

Aug 16, 2017
This morning, we’ll hear from discount retailer Target on how it performed in the second quarter of the year. Last month, Target raised its guidance on sales at stores open at least a year. Analysts will be watching to see how its digital sales perform against big rivals like Amazon, which present ever increasing threats. […]

If you kick a white supremacist group off one service, another will be waiting for them

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Aug 16, 2017
Parallel services are welcoming white supremacist groups that have been shunned by the mainstream media.
White nationalist Richard Spencer (center) and his supporters clash with Virginia State Police in Emancipation Park after the "Unite the Right" rally was declared an unlawful gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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New report calls on federal government to help shore up nuclear security

Aug 16, 2017
Former Energy Secretary says our nuclear energy, technology, are tied to national security.

08/16/2017: The price tag of letting Obamacare fail

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Aug 16, 2017
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has released a new report evaluating what would happen if Trump cut off Obamacare subsidies. The result: the government will actually end up shelling out more money. We'll take a look at why this move would cost them more, and how taxpayers would be affected. Afterwards, we'll discuss a decline in the number of new homes being built in the U.S., and then talk about fringe sites that are popping up to support white supremacist groups as they get kicked off of more mainstream platforms.

President Trump has dubbed the North American Free Trade Agreement “one of the worst deals ever.” Well, now he has a chance to change it as talks to overhaul the pact begin today. One of the original negotiators of the deal, Mickey Kantor, joined us to talk about some of the revisions we might see and why America’s trade relationship with Mexico and Canada is so important. Afterwards, we’ll look at how Target is faring as the threat of Amazon looms in the background.

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