FROM Mike Spector
Why is America's Auto Industry Back Despite Millions of Recalls? General Motors has begun the process of compensating victims of faulty ignition systems that led to an avalanche of auto recalls. But, despite reports of deaths and injuries—and publicity over the recalls--GM is still America’s number one automaker and sales are at pre-recession levels.
Why is America's auto industry back despite millions of recalls? General Motors has begun the process of compensating victims of faulty ignition systems that led to an avalanche of auto recalls. But, despite reports of deaths and injuries—and publicity over the recalls--GM is still America’s number one automaker and sales are at pre-recession levels. Maryann Keller is an independent auto analyst and author of, “ Rude Awakening: the Rise, Fall and Struggle for Recovery of General Motors."
Twinkie Maker Faces Sugar Crash Hostess Brands , the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, emerged from its first bankruptcy in 2009. Now, the company that employs 19,000 people and owes more than $860 million in debt is preparing to file for the second time around. With customers looking for healthier food, sales have been on the decline. Can the owner of two of America's best known brands survive? Mike Spector is covering the company's problems for the Wall Street Journal .
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.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?