Dec 22, 2016

12/22/16: Ending income inequality

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The president-elect has chosen billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn to give advice on overhauling federal regulations, and tapped economist Peter Navarro as head of the new "National Trade Council." We'll dive into what they could bring to Trump's White House. Plus: A conversation with the scholar Chuck Collins — a man who gave away all of his wealth when he was 26 — about income inequality and how he thinks society should tackle the issue. 

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Ending inequality: Chuck Collins' message to the 1 percent

Collins, author of "Born on Third Base," joined us to talk about the country's wealth gap.
A woman looks to an abandoned foreclosed home in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Economists predict uptick in economic growth for 2017

Dec 22, 2016
There's been market strength since the presidential election.
A trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
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The future of security in Germany

Dec 22, 2016
The Berlin site of Monday's attack has reopened.
Visitors walk through the reopened Breitscheidplatz Christmas market, only a short distance from where a truck plowed into the market, killing 12 people and injuring dozens. 
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Help wanted: Hospitals struggle to hire staff

Dec 22, 2016
A White House report suggests working with community colleges may help.
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12/22/16: Economic growth is up

Dec 22, 2016
The government has revised its calculation of economic growth for the third quarter of the year. What does that mean for the quarter we’re in now? What about next year given the new administration? Plus, the challenges of self-driving car technology, the increasing demand for hospital workers, and the president-elect’s newest advisers.

The president-elect has chosen billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn to give advice on overhauling federal regulations, and tapped economist Peter Navarro as head of the new “National Trade Council.” We’ll dive into what they could bring to Trump’s White House. Plus: A conversation with the scholar Chuck Collins — a man who gave away all of his wealth when he was 26 — about income inequality and how he thinks society should tackle the issue. 

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