Mar 24, 2017

03/24/2017: Obamacare is the law of the land. Now what?

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Well then. Seven years and one day after the Affordable Care Act became law, after more than 50 votes to repeal and one tense, go-for-broke replacement attempt under President Donald Trump, Republicans backed off their health care plan. We'll leave the political post-mortems to others, and instead just focus on the economy and tax reform, which the GOP says is next on their agenda. Plus, we have a double-dose of Disney stories (one in the boardroom, another at the theater) and the thrilling conclusion of our NAFTA series.

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When it comes to NAFTA and autos, the parts are well traveled

Mar 24, 2017
The identity of your vehicle would be best described as a multicultural collaboration.
In the early NAFTA days of the 1990s, U.S. automakers were getting out of the business of parts-making. Over the next two decades, the supply chain exploded in every direction.
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'Frozen' got the new 'Beauty and the Beast' made

Mar 24, 2017
The remake is smashing box-office records, but it started as something very different.
Dan Stevens is the beast and Emma Watson is Belle in Disney's live-action film.
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Weekly Wrap: Health care bill falls apart. Now what?

Mar 24, 2017
Leigh Gallagher of Fortune and Sudeep Reddy of Politico join us to discuss the week’s business and economic news. This week, they talk about the GOP’s health care bill falling apart and what comes next now that President Donald Trump shifts focus on tax reform.    Stories You Might Like 03/27/2017: Can the government really act […]
President Donald Trump asked Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to withdraw the Republican health care bill moments before a vote.
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What people get wrong when they talk about NAFTA

Mar 24, 2017
Economist Marc Melitz says there are common misunderstandings about NAFTA.
Employees work in a manufacturing business in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
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Why hiring a new CEO can be really difficult

Mar 24, 2017
The world’s biggest entertainment company is taking a little more time to choose a new CEO. Disney announced it will extend the contract for CEO Robert Iger for another year, until 2019. This is the third time Disney has extended Iger’s contract. He was originally supposed to retire in 2015, but Disney keeps convincing him […]

Even with approval, Keystone pipeline may not get built

Mar 24, 2017
The Trump administration has approved a construction permit on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Back when it was planned in 2010, oil was still trading at $100 a barrel and fracking had yet to fully ramp up. The project still serves as a symbol for both environmentalists and energy companies. But the overall impact of […]

Well then. Seven years and one day after the Affordable Care Act became law, after more than 50 votes to repeal and one tense, go-for-broke replacement attempt under President Donald Trump, Republicans backed off their health care plan. We’ll leave the political post-mortems to others, and instead just focus on the economy and tax reform, which the GOP says is next on their agenda. Plus, we have a double-dose of Disney stories (one in the boardroom, another at the theater) and the thrilling conclusion of our NAFTA series.

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