(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A controversial plan down under: Why Australia has outlined a new effort to ramp up arms production. Then, nearly half of Mozambique’s population is under the age of 15, and finding education and training opportunities is crucial. We’ll take you to the nation’s capital where a classical music project for young people is striking just the right tone.
(Markets Edition) Trump delivered a 15-minute speech at the World Economic Forum, where he touted the performance of the U.S. economy. Figures for global economic growth have also been looking good, but BBC reporter Joe Miller joins us to explain why things may not be as positive as they seem. Afterwards, we'll hear from Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about the weakening dollar, and then look at the state of the manufacturing industry.
(U.S. Edition) The White House has released a framework that would create a path to citizenship for people who arrived in the U.S. as undocumented immigrant children, but the plan comes with some caveats. We'll talk about what those are, and the pushback this proposal is receiving from both Republicans and Democrats. Afterwards, we'll discuss Apple's foray into the smart speaker market through the release of its HomePod, which comes with a price tag of $349. Then to cap off today's show, we'll look at how some states are taking a cue from Germany's apprenticeship model to fill manufacturing jobs.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service…The British economy expanded more than expected in the last three months of 2016, but it’s experiencing a short-term Brexit drag, according to Bank of England governor Mark Carney. What can be done to combat it as trade negotiations continue this year? Then, Blockchain has made a big splash on Wall Street but it’s so much more than bitcoin. We went to the fourth annual Blockchain Week in London to find out how businesses are using the technology. Afterwards, more than $10 million will be spent at auction of more than a thousand top cricket players for the Indian Premier League.
(Markets Edition) President Trump is set to give his speech tomorrow about "America First" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gathering of the world's political, business and thought leaders. Could all of the rhetoric and policy coming from the Trump administration set the country up for a trade and currency war? We'll dive into that question, and then look at a more domestic issue: housing. There's been talk that another bubble could arise, based on factors like the country's sky-high housing prices.
(U.S. Edition) Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced plans to raise tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines. While these measures could actually end up hurting workers, some manufacturing areas like Greenville, Michigan, see it differently. Mike Huckleberry, formerly of the Michigan State House of Representatives, joined us to explain why. Afterwards, we'll discuss Congress' plan to reboot the nation's student financial aid system.