(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Aerospace giant Boeing is eyeing a tie up with the smaller, regional end of the plane-making market. We’ll explain why one Brazilian company may be just the right fit. Then, Catalan election results are in … but some Spaniards have their eye on something else entirely: The annual Christmas lottery. We'll take you there, and explain why the tradition is such a highly anticipated one for the region’s residents. Afterwards, a look at how investors in Asia are driving up the price of digital currencies despite the risks.
(Markets Edition) Not everyone is heading out early for the holidays. Congress still has some work to do before Christmas, like coming up with a short-term plan to keep the federal government going. And in that plan, lawmakers may include some short-term money for the Children's Health Insurance Program. On today's show, we'll talk about the financial burdens families would face if the program doesn't get enough funding. Afterwards, we'll discuss why President Trump may wait until after New Year's to sign the new tax overhaul. Plus: A look at how North Carolina is faring after drastically cutting corporate and income taxes back in 2013.
(U.S. Edition) The GOP tax bill is almost a done deal, with both the House and Senate passing it this week. While it's received criticism over how much it'll actually benefit American taxpayers, retail is one sector that could stand to benefit. We'll examine how the overhaul could be advantageous for the Nordstroms and JCPenneys of the country. Afterwards, we'll discuss why the U.S. is upholding a 300 percent tariff on aircraft maker Bombardier, and then look at how how low-income communities in Florida are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… Uber’s China rival, Didi raised more than $4 billion in its latest funding round – which may give the ride-hailing company the cash injection it needs to more aggressively expand in overseas markets. Then, months after Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., its U.K. company is teetering on the brink of collapse. We’ll explain how a rescue plan seal of approval from the state-backed Pension Protection Fund could save stores and thousands of jobs. Afterwards, a trip to Taiwan where tea makers there are working to revive the industry.
(Markets Edition) The passage of the GOP tax bill will be the biggest overhaul of the American tax system in three decades. So how are economists evaluating the package as a whole? Our senior economics contributor Chris Farrell fills us in. Afterwards, we'll chat with Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings Group, about what the tax package will mean for capital expenditures and hiring. Plus: How Washington, D.C. is taking a sweeping step to lower the chances of inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
(U.S. Edition) After a procedural snafu, House Republicans will have to vote on the $1.5 trillion tax bill again. But Senate Republicans are already celebrating after their vote. On today's show, we'll discuss what this new tax system will mean for big banks. Afterwards, we'll look at how a business article from almost a quarter century ago can inform workplace culture. Kathleen Reardon, a USC professor, wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review called "The Memo Every Woman Keeps in Her Desk," which explores how women should address the issue of sexism at the office.