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Mar 1, 2017

03/01/2017: One Trump speech is not the economy

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Markets rallied after President Donald Trump's largely detail-free speech before Congress last night. We'll look at why and take a closer look at Trump's claims about unemployment. Then, how can Travis Kalanick can right the ship at Uber after yet another PR hit? Plus, Kai talks with Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia and an Iranian immigrant, about Trump's travel ban.

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Why Travis Kalanick needs 'leadership help'

Mar 1, 2017
The video of Uber's CEO arguing with a driver is just the latest scandal.
Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber.
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Here's what full employment looks like

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Mar 1, 2017
Last night in his speech to Congress, President Donald Trump said 94 million people are out of the labor force. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that figure includes retirees, students, stay-at-home parents and other people who just aren’t looking for a job. The truth is, at 4.8 percent unemployment, the U.S. economy […]

How important is US participation in international organizations?

Mar 1, 2017
Assessing relationships with the UN and others as budget cuts loom.
The American flag flies outside of the United States Mission to the United Nations on January 26, 2017 in New York City
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Markets rally after Trump address, despite the lack of policy details

Mar 1, 2017
Markets saw a big bounce today following President Donald Trump’s speech last night. The Dow jumped more than 300 points, closing above 21,000 for the first time today. That follows an upward market trend since the election, which the president noted. But his speech lacked details about a lot of the promises he has made — […]

The accountants behind that Oscars flub are out

Mar 1, 2017
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs says she's 'reviewing' the awards' relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants Martha L. Ruiz and Brian Cullinan walk the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Markets rallied after President Donald Trump’s largely detail-free speech before Congress last night. We’ll look at why and take a closer look at Trump’s claims about unemployment. Then, how can Travis Kalanick can right the ship at Uber after yet another PR hit? Plus, Kai talks with Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia and an Iranian immigrant, about Trump’s travel ban.

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