(Markets Edition) The Trump administration is proposing to cut nearly $130 billion over a decade to SNAP, the country's federal food stamp program. We'll look at what this could mean for brick-and-mortar stores that sell groceries. Afterwards, we'll explain why gas prices are higher during the summer, and then talk with Sheila Bair — former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — about an alternative to student debt that would have you paying a percentage of your income.
(U.S. Edition) The U.S. has imposed new sanctions on Russian oligarchs and government officials, which has sent their country's markets tumbling. We'll take a brief look at some of the restrictions they're facing. Afterwards, we'll talk to Princeton sociologist and MacArthur genius grant winner Matthew Desmond about a new set of data he's just released, showing evictions around the country are comparable to foreclosures at the height of the financial crisis. Plus: With Tax Day coming up, we'll discuss some of the free-filing programs available for people with low incomes.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A C-suite shakeup at Deutsche Bank is sending shares sharply higher this morning. We’ll tell you what a new chief executive means for the future of Germany’s biggest bank. Then, shipping and aviation weren’t part of the Paris climate agreement, but the world’s maritime leaders are meeting in London this week to try and hammer out new emissions rules. We talk to the world’s largest international shipping association about what they hope to see by the end of the week. Afterward, a look at how Brazil is trying to rebuild trust with investors essential for the country’s economy.
(Markets Edition) The March jobs report is officially out, revealing that the economy added a little over 100,000 jobs. That's much lower than what forecasters were expected, so what gives? We'll have to look back at the February jobs report to give us some clues, and an important one has to do with the weather. Afterwards, we'll talk to Nicholas Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about what the ongoing U.S.-China trade battle means for the American economy.
(U.S. Edition) China is responding to President Trump after he called for an additional $100 billion in tariffs, saying they are prepared to fight the U.S. "at any cost." How are America's trade partners feeling about this, though? On today's show, we'll look at whether Europe is supportive of the White House. Afterwards, with the release of today's jobs report, we'll talk about why there hasn't been much of an increase in job growth. Then, we'll discuss what NAFTA negotiations currently look like and what hurdles still need to be cleared.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… The war of words between China and the U.S. on tariffs is continuing to escalate. The two nations have largely stood on their own in calling each other’s trade practices unfair, but at what point will other nations step in? Then, starting today, thirsty shoppers buying sugary drinks in the U.K. can expect a hefty tax on their purchases – a rule aimed at cutting obesity rates and encouraging healthier choices. Various parts of the U.S. have tried it, but has it worked? Then, the Hungarian prime minister has run a negative campaign ahead of this weekend’s election, despite a booming economy. We’ll take you to Budapest.