(Markets Edition) New housing construction fell 7 percent last month and retail sales aren't looking the strongest. We'll talk to Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about how turmoil in Washington can trickle down to businesses. Afterwards, we'll look at how real estate agents are experimenting with new ways to find clients in an increasingly competitive field. Plus: A new report that says Trump's team is getting ready to punish China for stealing U.S. intellectual property.
(U.S. Edition) Russia is holding its presidential election this weekend, and the winner will likely be Vladimir Putin. But as he cruises toward a third term, he'll continue presiding over a sluggish economy. On today's show, we'll take a look at some of the economic issues the country is facing. Plus: While the U.S. has inched toward easing economic sanctions on Iran, that may changed now that CIA Director Mike Pompeo has taken over the role of Secretary of State from Rex Tillerson. We'll discuss what could happen if the U.S. decides to pull out of the Iran deal. Then, we'll chat with Cathy Cohen, a political science professor at the University of Chicago and the founder of the survey GenForward, about millennial attitudes toward technology and how they feel it could affect their job prospects.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Finance ministers from G-20 nations, the world's major economies, will meet in Argentina this weekend, against a backdrop of increasing talk of a global trade war. Chris Watling, chief executive of Longview Economics, tells us President Trump's view on trade relations with China is too simplistic. Also: On World Sleep Day, we hear that while a lack of sleep might be damaging to our health, the cost to economies could stretch into billions of dollars. Dr. Marco Hafner, senior economist at Rand Europe, explains the findings. Plus: the BBC's Ijeoma Ndukwe visits a girl empowerment project in Nigeria, a country where more than 10 million children aren't in formal education.
(Markets Edition) The Senate has voted to relax the regulations put on banks after the financial crisis (also known as Dodd-Frank), which critics like Sen. Elizabeth Warren are calling "The Bank Lobbying Act." We'll look at how lax, exactly, these rules will become for the banking industry. Afterwards, we'll talk to economist Diane Swonk about what she thinks some of Dodd-Frank's limitations are, and then we'll head to Virginia to find out why the felony threshold for property theft is so low.
(U.S. Edition) President Trump has tapped CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow as the new head the National Economic Council. Let's take a look at what Kudlow might bring to the job as the top economic adviser. Afterwards, we'll look at Unilever's decision to cut ties with London and base its headquarters solely in the Netherlands, and then talk to one finance expert about what happens when a bad employee enters the workforce.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service. .. The U.K. announced actions against Russia over the poisoning of a former double agent — will the Kremlin's response include economic measures? We hear from Evghenia Sleptsova, a senior economist for Central and Eastern Europe with Oxford Economics. Also: Singapore tops the list of the world's most expensive cities to live in, but how far will your money go in the U.S. and Europe? Nikita Sisaudia crunched the numbers for the Economist Intelligence Unit and tells us more. Plus: more women around the world are earning a wage, but in India, that trend seems to be reversing. The BBC's Rahul Tandon in Kolkata has been finding out why.