(Global edition) From BBC World Service... Trading was suspended after a walkway inside the Jakarta stock exchange building collapsed on Monday morning. We hear from the BBC's Rebecca Henschke at the scene, where police say 72 people have been hurt. UK construction giant Carillion has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk and the future of many projects into doubt. BBC business correspondent Ben Thompson explains what the impact could be around the globe. Finally, you've probably heard of phishing and the importance of staying safe online, but do you know how to protect yourself from whaling? Aatish Pattni is a Head of Threat Prevention at Check Point and says whaling attacks are on the rise.
(Markets Edition) The stock market seems to be doing well, but the bond market — not so much. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to explain what could be going on. Afterwards, we'll look at a new report that shows more than half of Americans now live in places where it's more affordable to rent than own a house, and then discuss why so many in the U.S. are struggling to pay back their credit card debt.
(U.S. Edition) Facebook is making big changes to the content you'll see on your news feed. On today's show, we'll discuss the company's push to prioritize posts that it thinks will spark "meaningful" social interactions. Afterwards, we'll look at Saudi Arabia's decision to open the first car showroom for women, and then talk about the IRS' daunting challenge of implementing the GOP's tax overhaul.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… A breakthrough in Germany four months after elections: Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s center-right block has made a deal with the center-left Social Democrats, with compromises in sight on migration and taxes. Afterwards, new data from China shows its trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record high last year. We’ll explain what that mean for the two nations. Then, the bond market caused whiplash for investors this week and though things have calmed down a bit, is more volatility on the way … and would it be such a bad thing? We chat with Allianz chief economic advisor Mohamed El-Erian.
(Markets Edition) As companies start to unveil their final quarterly earnings report from 2017, we'll talk to Susan Schmidt — senior portfolio manager from Westwood Holdings — about retail sales and consumer shopping habits. Afterwards, we'll discuss what the upcoming year might look for the banking industry, and then examine what the Republican tax plan could mean for airlines.
(U.S. Edition) Coca-Cola has announced its South African divisions will stop working with McKinsey, the world's biggest consulting company. We'll look at the reason behind the soda giant's decision, which has to do with the company's entanglement in a big corruption scandal in South Africa. Afterwards, we'll talk to Ariella Cohen — editor in chief of the online publication Next City — about the lingering effects of redlining on Philadelphia. Back in the 1930s, the federal government began encouraging mortgage lenders to withhold credit from areas where people of color or immigrant communities lived.