(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Tourists are trapped on the Indonesian island of Bali as its Mount Agung volcano is in imminent danger of a full-scale eruption. Afterwards, EU officials are meeting today to decide whether glyphosate — the main ingredient of the herbicide Round Up — should be banned in Europe. Then, should Japan change its attitudes toward foreigners in order to help the economy?
(Markets Edition) Teens these days are taking longer to get driver's licenses, jobs and go on dates, according to a recent study. We'll look at some of the reasons for rising youth unemployment and the potential consequences. Afterwards, we'll look at why German and Italian workers at Amazon are going on strike against the company, and then discuss the political corruption happening in Guatemala, which may affect the country's abilities to obtain loans
(U.S. Edition) Black Friday sales are now here, but Sears decided to get a headstart by offering discounts on Nov. 1. We'll discuss why the company has been so aggressive with sales and how it might fare in the future. Afterwards, we'll take a look at one popular toy item that families may be clamoring to find this holiday season: the new Women of NASA Lego set. Shoppers won't just be competing with other parents, but collectors and resellers. Plus: We explore Los Angeles' push to create a city bank, and what it would take to get one set up.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... In Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the new president. It's hoped he'll usher in economic changes after 37 years of mismanagement of Robert Mugabe, but what role will China – the country's biggest financial backer – play? Afterwards, in Germany and Italy, workers at big Amazon warehouses are striking on Black Friday to protest pay and conditions. Then, three weeks after Saudi elites were put in detention in the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, we have an exclusive look inside the "gilded prison."
(Markets Edition) With all this talk about overhauling America's tax system, there's something that may have fallen by the wayside. Namely, the country's budget. Lawmakers have until Dec. 9 to finalize government spending for next year. Stan Collender, executive vice president of Qorvis MSL Group, joined us to explain why it's been put on the back burner and the likelihood that we're headed toward a government shutdown. Next, we'll look at how a shipping law known as the Jones Act is making offshore wind power more expensive, and then we'll discuss the dark side of Italy's agricultural industry, which is seeing a decline in workers' wages.
(U.S. Edition) Millions of Americans over the age of 60 are skipping meals, shrinking their food portions, or just going without. And many others begin to face the same issue as they reach this age group. On today's show, we'll look at some of the possible reasons for this problem (including high rent costs) and some of the possible solutions. Plus: With Thanksgiving underway, we'll look at one of Americans' favorite foods: cranberries. We'll consume about 80 million pounds of the stuff this holiday. But there was one year when federal regulations almost kept them off our tables. Krissy Clark, who's been exploring regulations as part of Marketplace's documentary series "The Uncertain Hour," joins us to explain why.