No days off NAFTA talk
Sep 3, 2018

No days off NAFTA talk

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Trade talks with Canada resume Wednesday, and the stakes of a NAFTA agreement without Canada are high  trade between the two countries is worth $670 billion. But that's not in line with what the President tweeted over the weekend, which stoked a debate over Canada's inclusion in NAFTA. We're also looking ahead to this week's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing beginning Wednesday where social media executives will be in the hot seat talking about what they're doing to prevent meddling in U.S. elections. Plus, back-to-school is fully in swing, so we continue our conversation with former Education Secretary Arne Duncan on how the education policy landscape has changed. And ... a look into what your internet service provider knows about you.

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U.S and Canada prepare to resume tough NAFTA talks

Sep 3, 2018
On Wednesday, Canadian and U.S. negotiators head back to the negotiating table for discussions on overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted that there was no need to keep Canada in the deal and he warned he might terminate it altogether. Then yesterday,  Richard Trumka, the leader of […]

Social media bosses in the hot seat again

Sep 3, 2018
On Wednesday, top social media executives will testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on what social media platforms are doing to prevent meddling in US elections. But what have they done already? And how is the search for online security affecting their bottom lines?

Why the former education secretary says "education runs on lies"

Sep 3, 2018
There's a disconnect between politicians' words on education and their actions, says Arne Duncan.
Then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meets with student chefs during a high school culinary contest in 2012.
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NFL contracts have eye-popping figures but…

Sep 3, 2018
The pro football regular season starts on Thursday. In the past couple of weeks alone, we’ve seen the National Football League’s elite players sign contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But it’s not guaranteed that the players will actually receive all that money.

Trade talks with Canada resume Wednesday, and the stakes of a NAFTA agreement without Canada are high  trade between the two countries is worth $670 billion. But that’s not in line with what the President tweeted over the weekend, which stoked a debate over Canada’s inclusion in NAFTA. We’re also looking ahead to this week’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing beginning Wednesday where social media executives will be in the hot seat talking about what they’re doing to prevent meddling in U.S. elections. Plus, back-to-school is fully in swing, so we continue our conversation with former Education Secretary Arne Duncan on how the education policy landscape has changed. And … a look into what your internet service provider knows about you.

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