Oct 17, 2017

10/17/2017: The fight to become Amazon’s next home

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(U.S. Edition) Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier has been in an ongoing trade fight with America's Boeing. Well, now Bombardier is selling the majority stake of its C-series plane to the French company Airbus. We'll report on why the Canadian company went through with the deal and how it may be able to sidestep a high U.S. tariff as a result. Afterwards, we'll discuss whether Congress can help make consumer data safer, and then  look at Seattle's bid to become home to Amazon's second headquarters. 

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A construction site for Google's expansion in Seattle's South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon's first headquarters and other major tech companies.
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A move from natural gas to electricity for homes

Oct 17, 2017
Natural gas used to be hailed as less polluting, but experts now urge a change to clean electrical energy generated by wind and solar power.
The National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) once issued medallions like this one to promote the all-electric home and spur demand for electric appliances. 
Photo courtesy NEMA

Can Congress make consumer data safer?

Oct 17, 2017
The Senate Banking committee meets today for another hearing about the Equifax data breach. With the major credit reporting agencies woven deeply into the fabric of our financial system, what can Congress actually do here? Click the above audio player to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 09/18/2017: Facebook hands over some records […]

Senate budget battle likely as vote looms

Oct 17, 2017
The Senate is expected to take up a budget framework this week. If it passes, the GOP will be one step closer to the tax overhaul it so desperately wants. President Donald Trump promised yesterday in a Rose Garden press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the tax plan is on track. But […]

(U.S. Edition) Canadian jet manufacturer Bombardier has been in an ongoing trade fight with America’s Boeing. Well, now Bombardier is selling the majority stake of its C-series plane to the French company Airbus. We’ll report on why the Canadian company went through with the deal and how it may be able to sidestep a high U.S. tariff as a result. Afterwards, we’ll discuss whether Congress can help make consumer data safer, and then  look at Seattle’s bid to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC