Oct 23, 2017

10/23/2017: Harassers’ perfectly legal hiding spot

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We explore how nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements isolate victims and protect the reputations of alleged harassers and their companies. Plus, updates on Congress' frantic race toward tax reform, why corn is still king (hint: ethanol lobbyists have been doing their…

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How confidentiality agreements keep sexual harassment hidden

Oct 23, 2017
Victims have a hard choice: settle and sign confidentiality agreements or go to court.
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How "60 Minutes" stays relevant after 50 years

Oct 23, 2017
Executive producer Jeff Fager talks about his book on the history of the show.
Members of television's “60 Minutes” celebrate the show's 25th anniversary. From left are: Mike Wallace, Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, Steve Kroft, Ed Bradley, Leslie Stahl and executive producer Don Hewitt.
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CDOs — collateralized debt obligations — helped trigger the 2008 housing crisis. Now CLOs are on the rise. Should we be worried?

Oct 23, 2017
In the wake of the financial crisis, we all learned a lot of fear-inducing acronyms, like CDOs – collateralized debt obligations – which helped trigger the housing meltdown. So news that volumes of a similar sounding investment – CLO or…

Devastated Northern California marijuana farms are ineligible for insurance

Oct 23, 2017
While legal in the state, cannabis farms are still federally outlawed, which means no insurance payouts.
Wildfire burns through a forest west of Napa, California, on Oct. 12, 2017.
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Republicans are trying out different ideas for bringing in revenue

Oct 23, 2017
It’s been a busy few days on the tax-and-budget front in Washington, D.C. Late last week, the Senate passed a budget resolution for fiscal year 2018 that allows for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts over the next 10 years. Republican…

The $2 billion question: Spend on fighting fires or preventing them?

Oct 24, 2017
A professor of fire ecology discusses the trade-offs in one of the costliest fire seasons in memory.
Renee Hernandez looks over the remains of her Coffey Park home that was destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on Oct. 23 in Santa Rosa, California.
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We explore how nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements isolate victims and protect the reputations of alleged harassers and their companies. Plus, updates on Congress’ frantic race toward tax reform, why corn is still king (hint: ethanol lobbyists have been doing their jobs) and the backbone of modern finance: collateralized loan obligation. As it nears its end, we recap one of the most destructive fire seasons in recent history — 9 million acres burned nationwide and $2 billion was spent on firefighting alone. One industry particularly affected in Northern California was marijuana farming, so guest host Adriene Hill tours a decimated weed farm. 

 

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Intro The xx
Drum Babylon Mux Mool
Chasing Shadows Santigold
Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Cream On Chrome Ratatat
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals