(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… Facebook’s boss is facing day two on Capitol Hill, but there are still many unanswered questions about handling data protection. We hear from one of the company’s co-founders, Chris Hughes, about what the social network needs to consider. Then, Marriott International says it’s opening a hotel every 13 or 14 hours, but with growing competition from online booking sites like Airbnb, where is the hotel chain looking for growth and diversification opportunities?
(Markets Edition) With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we'll look at some of the steps Facebook has taken to increase transparency. Afterwards, we'll talk to Penny Pritzker with the Council on Foreign Relations, also secretary of commerce from 2013 to 2017, about whether the U.S. has failed people whose jobs have been replaced by automation.
(U.S. Edition) China has filed a World Trade Organization challenge over the Trump administration's steel and aluminium tariffs, essentially taking the U.S. to trade court. On today's show, we'll look at what'll happen if the organization fails to resolve the dispute. Afterwards, we'll discuss how the idea of "economic security" has become "national security" for Trump, and then we'll talk about how expectations in the workplace may play a role in the gender pay gap.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Just hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to open his country’s auto and banking industries and reduce car-import tariffs, China took the first step in making a WTO complaint about U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs. Then, Russia’s currency is taking another plunge today after a sharp drop Monday. We’ll explain what’s spooked markets and what it means for the average citizen there. Afterward, a look at why Uber isn’t being welcomed with such open arms in Barcelona.
(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.