(Markets Edition) The CEO of Wynn Resorts — billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn — has stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee because of sexual harassment allegations against him. On today's show, we'll look at how the board of his company might respond. Afterwards, we'll talk to economist Julia Coronado from MacroPolicy Perspectives, about the state of the bond market and the future of interest rates. Plus: We explore why African-American men and leaving are leaving Cook County, Illinois — which has the largest black population in the country — for Indiana.
(U.S. Edition) That's right — that's the smell of tax season in the air. The IRS officially begins accepting returns today. But that also means that the scammers will be out in full force, an issue exacerbated by Equifax's data breach. We'll look at the ways you can get scammed, and what you can do to protect yourself. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Strava — an app that tracks athletic activity — has released a map of the world that gives away the location of military bases where U.S. soldiers are using the app. Plus: With underrepresented groups like blacks, Latinos and women getting a leg up in bidding on public contracts, advocates are pushing for LGBT-owned businesses to be included in that group.
(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.