May 23, 2018

Does the class of 2018 have it made?

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Probably not, to be honest. They have a lot of student loans. But hey, the job market is good! Well, sort of. Listen to the story, we'll explain. Today we talk to Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf about why he isn't worried…

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How good is it for the class of 2018?

May 23, 2018
This year's college graduates enter one of the best job markets since the Great Recession.
Saul Rivera has just graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a degree in astronomy. He's been applying for entry-level jobs at planetariums, museums and observatories around the country.
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Qualcomm CEO isn't too worried about our trade war with China

May 23, 2018
"We actually feel like we have a seat at the table on both sides of the trade dispute," Steven Mollenkopf says.
“There is a responsibility to make sure that the technologies that you create have the proper technology built in so that it's used appropriately,” Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf says. Above, he speaks at a tech conference in October.
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House passes measure giving terminally ill patients more access to experimental drugs

May 23, 2018
More patients who are terminally ill will potentially have access to experimental drugs under a measure passed by the House last night. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the so-called “right-to-try” bill. Forty states have already passed similar legislation.…

Turkey raises interest rates to stem currency crisis

May 23, 2018
The Turkish lira has been on a wild slide recently. It dropped 5 percent against the dollar Wednesday, its biggest loss in nearly a decade, before the country’s Central Bank stepped in with an emergency meeting that reversed some of…

The pot lobby hits Capitol Hill

May 24, 2018
A couple hundred business owners push for the federal legalization of marijuana so their companies can grow.
Cannabis business owners went to Washington, D.C., to lobby this week for legalizing marijuana and easing banking and tax laws.
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Probably not, to be honest. They have a lot of student loans. But hey, the job market is good! Well, sort of. Listen to the story, we’ll explain. Today we talk to Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf about why he isn’t worried about China and why 5G is exciting. Also on today’s show, a couple hundred business people lit up Capitol Hill this week for the Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days. They asked the lawmakers to either legalize marijuana or at least ease up on some banking and tax rules so they can do business like everybody else. (05/23/2018)

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