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Oct 10, 2017

10/10/2017: The costs of military transgender care

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(U.S. Edition) A new corporate scandal is rocking Japan today. Kobe Steel has revealed that its copper and aluminum, which went to the likes of Toyota and Boeing, have not been up to standard. We'll look at whether this could be as big of a problem as the Takata airbag recall scandal that began in 2013. Afterwards, we'll discuss one activist investor's push to get on the board of Procter and Gamble, and then look at the true costs of providing care for transgender members of the military (and how expensive it would be to hire replacements). 

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Activist investor aims for a seat on P&G board

Oct 10, 2017
On Monday, General Electric gave a board seat to Ed Garden, co-founder of the $12.7 billion hedge fund Trian Partners. And this morning, when Procter & Gamble holds its yearly shareholder meeting, all eyes will be on another Trian partner, activist investor Nelson Peltz. Trian owns a 1.5 percent stake in the struggling Cincinnati-based consumer […]

Cost of military transgender care in the spotlight

Oct 10, 2017
The future of transgender members of the military remains unclear after President Donald Trump signed a memo barring transgender recruits from serving in the military. The Department of Defense is now reviewing the issue.
39-year-old transgender veteran Ashley Register stands outside her Dover, Delaware home.

 
Megan Pauly/ Delaware Public Media

Despite some progress, corporate America remains a man's world

Oct 10, 2017
A new survey from McKinsey and LeanIn.Org finds that women continue to have a steep climb in corporate America, and many companies don't see the scale of the problem.
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Kobe Steel falsified data about the strength of its metals used in planes and cars

Oct 10, 2017
Copper and aluminum from the Tokyo-based company went into products at about 200 companies.

(U.S. Edition) A new corporate scandal is rocking Japan today. Kobe Steel has revealed that its copper and aluminum, which went to the likes of Toyota and Boeing, have not been up to standard. We’ll look at whether this could be as big of a problem as the Takata airbag recall scandal that began in 2013. Afterwards, we’ll discuss one activist investor’s push to get on the board of Procter and Gamble, and then look at the true costs of providing care for transgender members of the military (and how expensive it would be to hire replacements). 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC