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Feb 22, 2017

02/22/17: Is it better if your boss is an extrovert, or an introvert?

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Mayors around the country plan to warn their cities about what will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. We'll explore the financial consequences of a potential end to Obamacare, and then look at why amusement parks may have a harder time hiring workers this year. Plus: A look at the connection that exists between personality type and management style. 

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Nation’s mayors hold 'day of action' on ACA

Feb 22, 2017
Civic leaders sound an alarm on repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.
Dr. Martha Perez examines Maria Lebron in a room at the Community Health of South Florida, Doris Ison Health Center.
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Help is wanted at Six Flags, but will the park operator find it?

Feb 22, 2017
Six Flags reports its quarterly earnings today. It’s one of the top five players in the amusement park industry, Disney being the biggest. The company is starting to hold job fairs for its busy summer season, but in today’s tightening labor market, hospitality companies could have trouble getting the workers they need. Click the above […]

Small community is one of many grappling with big water problems

Feb 22, 2017
In Kettleman City, California, where arsenic contaminates groundwater, the state supplies every home with bottled water.
Kettleman City, California, is between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The state supplies residents with bottled water because tests showed high levels of arsenic in the drinking water.
Scott Cohn
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Mining companies bounce back after years of losses

Feb 22, 2017
Some of the world’s biggest mines are reporting profits again after a rocky few years. Commodity prices are up, and mining companies are leaner. They’ve sold off underperforming mines, and paid off debt. Miners and steel makers are also hoping President Trump will give them a boost with new spending on infrastructure in the U.S. […]

02/22/17: Watching $100 million go down the drain

Feb 22, 2017
We're exploring the financial turmoil that ABB, a Swiss engineering group, is currently facing. The company may lose $100 million because of a criminal scheme at a South Korean subsidiary. Next, we'll talk about a turnaround for U.S. coal mining companies and then take a closer look at one small California community where arsenic is contaminating its groundwater.

Mayors around the country plan to warn their cities about what will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. We’ll explore the financial consequences of a potential end to Obamacare, and then look at why amusement parks may have a harder time hiring workers this year. Plus: A look at the connection that exists between personality type and management style. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC