(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.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… More trouble for bitcoin: South Korea is mulling a plan to ban cryptocurrency trading in an area of the world that’s seen some of the highest demand. We explain what it means for the future of bitcoin. Then, peaceful protests have turned violent in Tunisia as anger over government austerity measures heats up. We’ll take you there and explain why protesters are calling the 2018 budget unfair. Afterwards, we’ll explain how one organization in the U.K. is getting women back to work using a model akin to speed dating.
(Markets Edition) 2018 could be a strong year for economic growth around the world, particularly for one South American country. On today's show, we'll discuss at why Brazil is expected to see big gains. Afterwards, we'll look at how some San Diego workers are deciding to commute from Tijuana, Mexico, so they can save on rent.
(U.S. Edition) AT&T had planned to carry a phone made by the China-based electronics company Huawei, but they're now pulling out based on national security concerns. On today's show, we'll look at why the end of this deal deal is a huge blow to Huawei. Afterwards, we'll discuss how the number of vehicles Mexico has imported to the U.S. reached an all-time high last year — despite the Trump administration's threats to renegotiate NAFTA. Then, we'll look at how Bay Area restaurants have started training programs to address the race wage gap.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Higher oil prices and cultural changes are expected to help boost economic growth in developing areas of the world this year. We dive into momentum drivers and looming risks with Franziska Ohnsorge, the author of some new World Bank research. Then, against the backdrop of a strong economy with full employment, steelworkers in Germany are demanding higher wages and more flexible working hours. We’ll tell you what it means for the industry and the nation’s economy.
(Markets Edition) The yield on the 1-year U.S. treasury note moved above 2.5 percent this morning. What are the global implications of this milestone, and what does it means for the U.S. government? Then, fashion brand H&M is under fire for "cultural incompetency" over an advertising misstep. And, how Airbnb may keep French châteaux from becoming ruins.