Dec 26, 2016

12/26/16: A visit to Pearl Harbor

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Seventy-five years after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese leader to formally visit the site.  While the move is an important symbolic gesture, it also marks Abe's effort to solidify Japan as an important trade partner with the U.S. We'll also look at the building boom in North Texas, where students in one college's construction management program are basically guaranteed a job after graduation. And finally: an analysis of how much fraudulent returns end up costing retailers. 

Segments From this episode

Texas program helps fill the ranks of construction management jobs

Dec 26, 2016
There's a construction boom in North Texas.
Jesse Johnson, (wearing hat), a student in construction management, at the Preston Hollow home job site.
Bill Zeeble

Used wrapping paper not much of a gift to the recycling market

Dec 26, 2016
It can be more trouble than it's worth.
David Everett Strickler/Visualhunt

Japan's Shinzo Abe looks to strengthen ties with U.S. through Pearl Harbor visit

Dec 26, 2016
The prime minister will become the first Japanese leader to formally visit the site.
TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Tourism that caters to Muslims is growing worldwide

Dec 26, 2016
One French B&B offers meals that follow halal dietary laws and other amenities.
The Chateau de la Roche-Tinard B&B caters to Muslim guests.
John Laurenson

Trump says he'll dissolve charitable foundation

Dec 26, 2016
But it's currently being investigated by the New York attorney general's office.
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Retailers brace for return fraud in the holiday season

Dec 26, 2016
Fraudulent schemes include "wardrobing" and the return of shoplifted items.
jarmoluk/Visual hunt

12/26/16: Trump vs. the New York attorney general

Dec 26, 2016
Trump's announcement that he's going to dissolve his charitable foundation; what the recycling market thinks about used wrapping paper; and a French bed and breakfast that offers halal meals and other amenities for Muslim guests.

Seventy-five years after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese leader to formally visit the site.  While the move is an important symbolic gesture, it also marks Abe’s effort to solidify Japan as an important trade partner with the U.S. We’ll also look at the building boom in North Texas, where students in one college’s construction management program are basically guaranteed a job after graduation. And finally: an analysis of how much fraudulent returns end up costing retailers. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC