(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A battle between unions and Emmanuel Macron is giving the French president his first big test as workers protest his labor reforms. We'll explain what it means for the economy as a planned three-month strike kicks off. Then, Britain is cracking down on ivory selling – but can it move the needle on the number of elephants killed for their tusks each year? After damaging droughts, regional Indian governments said they’d write off billions in farm loans. But many farmers say that hasn’t happened.
(Markets Edition) Major stock indices are down following China's announcement it's going to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods. We'll look at some other factors causing market uncertainty, and then discuss what economists are anticipating from the March jobs report. Next, we'll talk about the growing business around services for people who vacation and stay at private residences like Airbnb, and then we'll examine some of the methods and technology people are coming up with to combat fake news.
(U.S. Edition) In response to U.S. tariffs steel and aluminum, China will hit $3 billion worth of U.S. goods with tariffs of its own. We'll take a look at some of the affected goods, and what's to come in this potential trade war between the two countries. Afterwards, we'll discuss Spotify's business model ahead of its decision to go public tomorrow. Despite raking in billions, most of that money goes toward royalties. Plus: the growing difficulty to find child care in California as the number of licensed home day cares goes into decline.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … the United States and China are going tit for tat in trade tariffs, but at what point will the escalating tension be considered an all-out trade war? Then, there’s a lot of talk about the threat automation poses to the jobs market. But a new study suggests much of the concern is overblown. Afterward, turmeric’s medicinal properties have long been used by Indian cultures, but recently, the Western world has taken notice of its flavor profile and health benefits. To investigate the growing popularity, we’ll take you to a shop serving turmeric lattes, otherwise known as the golden milk.
(Markets Edition) With news that Walmart wants to purchase the health insurer Humana, we'll recap what the two each stand to get from this deal. Afterwards, we'll talk to Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller about whether a trade war for the U.S. still looms on the horizon, and what this means for the global economy. Plus: A look at the Chinese government's plans to make it harder for American companies to get around the country's "Great Firewall," which blocks a lot of foreign websites.
(U.S. Edition) Walmart reportedly wants to purchase health insurer Humana in a deal that could be worth $37 billion. On today's show, we'll take a look at why the retail giant wants to move into this space. Afterwards, we'll discuss what bitcoin holders might see on their tax bill this year.