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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:50pmWashington wants to put the brakes on U.S. companies that skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies. In the money world, we call that inversion. But will Jack Lew’s newly announced policies really make a difference? Plus, the National Institutes of Health announced today that it will give $10.1 million in grants to more than 80 scientists to work on gender balanced clinical trials. At present, most researchers work exclusively with male lab animals. They say that the hormonal cycles of female animals could skew study results. How will this $10.1 million help reverse gender bias in science research? We investigate.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:00amWorld markets slump, a solution to inversions, and an odd couple in climate change.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:44amFirst up, we have details of a new Obama Administration crackdown on the corporate tax reduction scheme known as the "inversion." That's the controversial maneuver where a U.S. company acquires a foreign firm, in part to lower its U.S. tax bill by taking a foreign street address. Now, the Treasury Department has taken a big step toward thwarting the practice. Plus, China's online commerce giant Alibaba trades on the New York Stock Exchange as of Friday. But investors are awaiting another big new stock to hit the market. The price of the new shares of Citizens Financial Group are expected to be set later today in what could be the largest bank IPO since Goldman Sachs in 1999. But, it's a stock offering born in adversity. And $4 might get you a fancy cup of coffee...maybe. But at a handful of Walmarts in the South, store employees can get a medical checkup for $4.The company just opened up two more primary care clinics in Macon, Georgia and Tyler, Texas.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:00amFirst up, we're joined by Dan Viederman, the CEO of Verite, a nonprofit organization that looks at global labor issues, to talk about a recent report showing that one in three immigrant workers in the Malaysian electronics industry are working under conditions of forced labor. Plus, Forrest Wickman, who writes for Slate’s Brow Beat blog, stops by to talk about texting on TV.
Monday, September 22, 2014 2:27pmJust a week after the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, Blackberry is hoping to ride the smartphone wave with the introduction of its newest device, the Passport. Blackberry sales have been less than stellar in recent years, but it's banking that this new phone, designed in a partnership with Porsche, will pull the Canadian-based company out of the financial doldrums by appealing to a niche smartphone market. Plus, it’s the start of the fall season and the once unbeatable television network FOX has taken a few hits of late since the audience decline of American Idol. Could the much anticipated show Gotham, which premieres tonight, help improve Fox’s ratings woes? We report.