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Airing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015: We'll talk about the high price tag of a possible merger in the cable industry: Altice of France is in talks to buy Suddenlink, a U.S. cable company, for about $10 billion. More on that. Plus, the Senate Education Committee meets Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who chairs the committee and is a former secretary of education, has proposed that colleges share in the risk of lending to students. He says this would lead to reduced student borrowing. How would it work if colleges had “skin in the game,” and how realistic is the proposal? We explore. Plus, in our next installment of our series "Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional," we'll talk about the notebook one writer says he can't work without.…read more