Apr 30, 2018

04/30/2018: The race to 5G

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The big corporate story du jour is T-Mobile and Sprint, but we're going to focus on something specific the two wireless companies said when they announced a proposed merger: that the combined company would be able to move faster on…

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Teacher uprising has roots in recession

Apr 30, 2018
In many states, education budgets haven't fully recovered.
An Arizona teacher holds up a sign in front of the state Capitol during a #REDforED rally on April 26, 2018, in Phoenix.
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What does the U.S. want from trade negotiations with China?

Apr 30, 2018
The answer isn't clear, and that makes dealing pretty tough, our former China correspondent says.
“There's a lot of bluster going both ways,” Scott Tong says of the U.S. trade deficit with China. “And what I learned about the Chinese side is if a foreign country is explicitly asking for something, demanding something, the Chinese are not going to give it.”
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The big corporate story du jour is T-Mobile and Sprint, but we’re going to focus on something specific the two wireless companies said when they announced a proposed merger: that the combined company would be able to move faster on fifth-generation wireless technology than anyone else — specifically the Chinese. Will that help win over government regulators? We’ll talk about. Then, ahead of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s trip to Beijing, we’ll talk about China’s bid for tech domination by 2025. Plus: President Donald Trump has until midnight tonight to make up his mind on a whole bunch of temporary tariff exemptions. We’ll look at the state of play so far. 

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Stranger Dr. Dog
The Game Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Fu-Gee-La Fugees
Star Roving Slowdive