Dec 26, 2017

12/26/2017: How Houston is "building forward" after the floods

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(U.S. Edition) Now that Christmas is over, we'll talk about spending habits this holiday season. Retail growth was strong, which analysts say was driven by low- and middle-income Americans. Afterwards, we'll discuss what a wave in minimum wage hikes next…

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Rebuilding or "building forward": A post-Harvey Houston

The city's chief recovery officer shares what the upcoming year might look like for Houston.
A woman paddles down a flooded road while shuttling deliveries for her neighbors during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 
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Millions of the nation’s lowest paid workers will get a new year boost

Dec 26, 2017
Analysts say local economies could also benefit from the wage hikes.

(U.S. Edition) Now that Christmas is over, we’ll talk about spending habits this holiday season. Retail growth was strong, which analysts say was driven by low- and middle-income Americans. Afterwards, we’ll discuss what a wave in minimum wage hikes next year could mean for local economies. Plus, a conversation with Marvin Odum — chief recovery officer for Houston, Texas — on what recovery is looking like for the city.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC