FROM George Ferguson
Justice Department Sues to Block US Air-American Merger The merger of American Airlines and US Airways would create the world's biggest commercial air carrier. Now comes what experts are calling a big surprise: the US Justice Department has filed suit to block the action. George Ferguson, senior airlines analyst at Bloomberg Industries , has the details.
Grounding of Dreamliners Creates Nightmare for Boeing Thanks to our guests. New technology makes Boeing’s new Dreamliner a groundbreaking airplane, but now it’s been grounded all over the world--before most copies have even been built. More on the consequences for a company that’s vital to America’s industrial power and international exports. Boeing says it’s “working around the clock” to restore faith in its most important new product.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?