Jun 21, 2017

06/21/2017: Kalanick’s no longer behind the wheel at Uber

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is making his time away from the C-suite permanent amid investor pressure and a PR firestorm. Kalanick's company changed transportation as we know it, and his aggressive attitude toward growth over everything got the company where…

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Carnival's CEO almost said no to the job. Then 'I realized I was an idiot.'

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Arnold Donald talks about politics and the business of cruising.
Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald, right, in Antarctica.
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As big insurers flee Obamacare exchanges, others are jumping in

Jun 21, 2017
Today is the deadline for health insurance companies to decide if they’re going to be in or out of the health care exchanges in 2018. Several of the big insurers, like Anthem and Humana, are bailing on the exchanges in…

How towns are hurt when malls run into trouble

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With about one in four U.S. malls estimated to shut down during the next five years, municipalities have a tax problem.
A recent Credit Suisse report estimates that about 1 in 4 U.S. malls will shut down in the next five years. Above, people walk through a nearly empty shopping mall in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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Some economists think technology might be slowing inflation

Jun 21, 2017
Should inflation be added to the list of things disrupted by tech? For years, we’ve accepted the integrity of the idea of the Phillips curve: that as unemployment declines, wages rise and companies pass along those increased labor costs in…

In the catfish economy, things are hopeful

Jun 21, 2017
Correcting trade balances is good for business and the country, says catfish farmer Townsend Kyser.
Townsend Kyser says economic optimism translates into more people eating out, which boosts his business.
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A handmade necklace.
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is making his time away from the C-suite permanent amid investor pressure and a PR firestorm. Kalanick’s company changed transportation as we know it, and his aggressive attitude toward growth over everything got the company where it is today in every sense. We’ll talk about it. Then: As the GOP keeps hashing out its bill behind closed doors, insurers are deciding whether to stay on Obamacare exchanges. Some big players are dropping out, and that’s giving smaller companies an opportunity. Plus, it’s the first official day of summer, so we have a conversation with Carnival cruise line CEO Arnold Donald.

Music from the episode

Been Around the World (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) Diddy, The Family, The Notorious B.I.G., Mase
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
Antenna Bonobo
Cuban Swing Will Magid
Someday The Strokes