Apr 24, 2017

04/24/2017: Americans are less anxious — except for millennials

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It's a big week for the American economy. Forget that much-rumored but unlikely vote on the GOP health care plan for a minute. Let's talk about something that's at least somewhat in the White House's control, kind of: Is the government going to shut down Friday night? What's going on with tax reform? We talked with Kevin Brady, Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Plus, what's ahead for net neutrality under this administration. Then: We have the latest numbers back from our Economic Anxiety survey. Turns out Americans are less anxious overall, but millennials are the big exception.

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Economic anxiety has eased in the U.S., unless you're a millennial

Apr 24, 2017
People feel like they're on the "razor's edge" when it comes to health care, says Larry Rosin of Edison Research.
Millennials are now more anxious than they were in 2015, the first year of our poll.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Tesla skips prototype phase to get Model 3 to market faster

Apr 24, 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for taking big risks. It’s a reputation that helped him raise billions of dollars for his various companies over the years. Musk’s latest gamble is a decision to fast-track the assembly-line strategy for the new Tesla Model 3 electric car. Typically, carmakers do a prototype buildout before going to […]

Rep. Brady on tax reform: 'We're going to get this done this year'

Apr 24, 2017
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee believes the government won't shut down Friday.
"We bounce back from recessions like no other country does. But not this last time," said Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images

A key Trump administration goal is securing trade agreements

Apr 24, 2017
The Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with the European Union’s trade negotiator in Washington today. Although it’s been buried by immigration and foreign policy in the first three months of President Trump’s administration, fixing trade was a key promise Trump made on the campaign trail — which is why Ross is looking for a […]

Sherry Lansing on the next 'chapter' of her career

Apr 24, 2017
After leaving Paramount, she followed another passion — philanthropy.
Life is about "rewiring not retiring." says Sherry Lansing.
Earl Gibson III/Getty Images

It’s a big week for the American economy. Forget that much-rumored but unlikely vote on the GOP health care plan for a minute. Let’s talk about something that’s at least somewhat in the White House’s control, kind of: Is the government going to shut down Friday night? What’s going on with tax reform? We talked with Kevin Brady, Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Plus, what’s ahead for net neutrality under this administration. Then: We have the latest numbers back from our Economic Anxiety survey. Turns out Americans are less anxious overall, but millennials are the big exception.

Music from the episode

Love Myself Hailee Steinfeld
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Duke Bootee
Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco