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Wall Street Update 24/3/17
It's being seen as the biggest setback so far for the Trump presidency. The healthcare reform bill, drawn up by the House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by the president was finally pulled in the last few hours. Two days of delayed voting revealed what many already assumed: there were not enough votes to get it through. We ask Daniel Lippman, reporter for Politico and a co-author of Politico's Playbook how big a setback this is for Donald Trump? Peter Jankovkis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago explains how the markets have reacted.
Wall Street Update 23/3/17
Uncertainty over the progress of President Trump's healthcare bill through Congress cast something of a shadow over Wall Street. Investors fear that if it runs into serious trouble, that could cast doubt over his ambition to cut taxes too, as we heard hear from Cary Leahy of Decision Economics in New York.
Obamacare Repeal Faces Key Vote
President Trump's proposed healthcare reforms, which would repeal large parts of Obamacare, face an important vote in Congress. But it's not going to be plain sailing - tense negotiations are underway in Washington, as the President lobbies to win support. Meanwhile, we discuss why the South Korean government is giving a multi-billion dollar bailout to one of the country's biggest shipbuilders. And whatever happened to the business lunch? We explore its demise.
Wall Street Update 22/3/17
Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street gives his reaction, and that of the markets, to the terrorist attack in Westminster, London.
Protectionism Alleged in US Laptop Flight Ban
We ask if the ban is designed to protect the interests of US airline giants by hurting their Middle Eastern rivals, as well as ensuring passenger safety. Brian Kelly runs a New York based travel website called The Points Guy, and offers us his perspective. Also in the programme, Ghana's new government promises to build a factory in every district to revive the economy. Israel Laryea, news editor at Multimedia Broadcasting in Accra, tells us if the plan is likely to work. Plus, on World Water Day, we hear from David Smith of consultancy firm MWH about the part business can play in bringing fresh water supplies to a thirsty planet.