May 11, 2018

05/11/2018: Remember when the news was slow?

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We packed a lot in the first half of this episode: What President Donald Trump said (and didn't say) in his speech on drug prices today, the looming NAFTA deadline, the swamp and the draining thereof, it's all here. Then:…

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The drama’s unfolding in the broadcast ad space as TV networks roll out fall lineups

May 11, 2018
With competing content providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime offering binge-worthy content on demand with less commercial interruption, television networks are starting to rethink their advertising model as they roll out “upfronts” presentations next week, where they showcase the fall lineup…

U.S. scrap exports to China just came to a screeching halt

May 11, 2018
One expert says the monthlong suspension could impact an estimated $400 million worth of trade.
A Chinese laborer sorts plastic bottles for recycling in Dong Xiao Kou village on the outskirts of Beijing.
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Many sticking points and little time in NAFTA negotiations

May 11, 2018
May 17. Next Thursday. That’s the deadline House Speaker Paul Ryan has set for negotiators to notify Congress that they’ve reached an agreement on a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement if they want to get it…

We packed a lot in the first half of this episode: What President Donald Trump said (and didn’t say) in his speech on drug prices today, the looming NAFTA deadline, the swamp and the draining thereof, it’s all here. Then: The upfronts are next week. That’s the big to-do the major TV networks have every year to show off their new lineups, and, as with most recent years, streaming makes it an uphill battle. Plus, why $5.6 billion worth of U.S. scrap exports to China just came to a screeching halt.

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