Oct 26, 2017

10/26/2017: Start getting to the airport even earlier

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(U.S. Edition) You might encounter even longer lines at the airport starting today. Any person traveling to the U.S. will be subject to new, tighter screenings. On today's show, we'll take a look at what these new rules will entail. Afterwards, we'll discuss Europe's rising fortunes — which may be enough for the European Central Bank to roll back its economic stimulus system. Then, we'll look at growing concerns about the amount of oil and gas that thieves are stealing from pipelines in Mexico. 

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Theft of oil and gas from Mexican pipelines an increasing concern

Oct 26, 2017
The loss of oil and gas from Mexican pipelines currently totals more than $1 billion a year, leaving some U.S. companies skittish about entering the market.
Refinery workers in Veracruz finish their shift. Mexican gov't statistics indicate mounting theft from pipelines that ferry refined gasoline from here to Mexico City. 
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There are longer lines ahead as TSA tightens security

Oct 26, 2017
Restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming from some countries have been rolled back. But now U.S. officials are requiring any person traveling to the country be subject to new, tighter screenings.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 01/10/2018: Closing the race wage gap Arizona’s trying […]

Now Amazon wants to leave a package inside your house

Oct 26, 2017
You’ve maybe noticed more packages piling up at people’s doorsteps as we buy more stuff from companies like Amazon. Now comes Amazon Key, a service that allows delivery people to open your front door and drop that package inside while you’re gone. Sounds sketchy, but it’s starting in 37 cities next month.  Click the audio […]

(U.S. Edition) You might encounter even longer lines at the airport starting today. Any person traveling to the U.S. will be subject to new, tighter screenings. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at what these new rules will entail. Afterwards, we’ll discuss Europe’s rising fortunes — which may be enough for the European Central Bank to roll back its economic stimulus system. Then, we’ll look at growing concerns about the amount of oil and gas that thieves are stealing from pipelines in Mexico. 

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