(Markets Edition) Republicans are still trying to hammer out the details of their tax overhaul, with some concerned about the expiration date for individual tax cuts and who will stay in the top tax bracket. Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to talk about how markets are feeling about it. According to them, this tax plan still seems to be on the path for passage, despite reservations from leaders in Congress. Afterwards, we'll chat with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam from the American Public Media podcast "Dinner Party Download." They have a new book out called "Brunch is Hell," which'll give you the tips you need to throw a successful dinner party.
(U.S. Edition) The National Labor Relations Board has overturned a joint-employment standard that was set back in 2015 under Obama. We'll look at how this decision will make it harder for contractors and workers at franchise businesses to form unions. Afterwards, we'll discuss the rising number of people who are defaulting on their student loans, and then talk with BBC reporter Karishma Vaswani about the issue of sexual harassment in workplaces around the world.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... A day after plane maker Airbus secured a $12 billion deal from Delta, it announced a change of leadership. We’ll tell you what’s behind the shakeup, which comes amid a series of corruption allegations. Then, ever heard of “The Brussels Effect?” It refers to the regulatory power of the European Union, and we’ll explain why it will matter to Britain as it moves on to phase two of its Brexit negotiations. Afterwards, we’ll take you to Fukushima, where farmers there are still struggling to convince people their food is safe to eat nearly seven years after the nuclear disaster.
(Markets Edition) Disney has confirmed it's buying most of 21st Century Fox, which will give the media conglomerate a major advantage when it comes to sports and streaming. We'll discuss whether this acquisition could give it what it needs to take on the likes of Netflix. Afterwards, we'll look at what Fed Chair Janet Yellen had to say about the GOP's tax overhaul and its potential effects on the economy. Plus: How some companies are canceling holiday parties amid the news of sexual harassment scandals.
(U.S. Edition) With Disney set to purchase 21st Century Fox assets for more than $50 billion, we'll look at the company's rationale for the deal and the antitrust problems that this merger could pose. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the GOP's tax overhaul — which Republicans in both the House and Senate have forged a deal on — could mean for taxpayers. Finally, we'll chat with Marketplace's Molly Wood about what the FCC's roll back of net neutrality could mean in the long-term.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…the U.S. Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates on Wednesday, but two more important central bank decisions are happening Thursday. We’ll explain why inflation is top of mind for two key European banks. Then, before net neutrality became a divisive issue in America, it was the subject of much debate in India. We’ll explore why the nation’s regulator favored equal treatment of Internet users. Afterwards, the “Me, too” movement shined a glaring spotlight on sexual abuse —now a new campaign in the U.K. hopes to change the law on one form of abuse still in the shadows.