(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Walmart might be about to make its biggest-ever acquisition, and it doesn’t involve online shopping. Then, four African economies are among the most improved in promoting gender equality, according to a new report from the World Bank. There’s a lot to celebrate … but a lot to improve, too. Afterward, a look at the ever-changing makeup market.
(Markets Edition) With Trump expected to speak about infrastructure in Ohio later today, we'll talk with Diane Swonk — chief economist at the accounting firm Grant Thornton — about the problems she sees with his proposals. Next, we'll discuss how Atlanta's cyberattack may have begun, and then we'll look at what opening day for Major League Baseball means for workplace attendance.
(U.S. Edition) President Trump will speak in Ohio later today to tout his infrastructure plan, which had been delayed in recent weeks. On today's show, we'll look at what we can expect to hear from him. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Puerto Rico's governor plans to tackle the island's debt — which will include some painful cuts. Afterwards, we'll hear from Georgetown University professor Bill Brown on how sanctions might actually help develop North Korea.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service …there are just 365 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union, but citizens across the country still have basic questions like: Will they be able to freely travel, and how will their wallets be impacted? We chat with some of them today. Then, call it a gin-aissance … global demand for the classically British spirit is still booming. And it’s a trend that’s helped lift not just gin sales, but tonic and mixer sales, too. But what happens when the boozy bubble finally bursts? We’re on the case.
(Markets Edition) We have preliminary figure on the rate at which the economy grew in the last quarter of 2017, and it's one that beat expectations: 2.9 percent. Susan Schmidt, senior vice president at Westwood Holdings Group, joined us to give some context about the number and why the markets aren't jazzed about it. Afterwards, we'll talk about the next phase of Walgreen's business plans following its Rite Aid purchase last fall, and then discuss how rural areas are coping with hospital closures.
(U.S. Edition) Tech stocks got crushed yesterday, despite their recovery on Monday. We'll examine what's going on in this sector, and why this is spreading to European markets. Afterwards, we'll look at the rise of genetically edited organisms — different from genetically modified organisms — where technology snips out or rearranges a crop's existing genes. Plus: We explore why meat consumption is expected to hit a new record this year in the U.S.