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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.