(U.S. Edition) You may have noticed lots of emails from websites or apps saying they've changed their terms of service or privacy policies. They're all trying to comply with a new European law known as the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect today. We'll look at how the law benefits consumers and what it means for companies' business models. Afterwards, we'll discuss Arizona's efforts to attract more tourists from Central Mexico. (05/25/2018)
(Global Editon) From the BBC World Service ... Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska has stepped down as a director of Russia’s biggest aluminium producer in a bid to lift crippling U.S. sanctions. We discuss the man, his motives and what’s next for Russia's billionaires. Then, new European regulation will transform the way businesses deal with their customers. We look at the challenges and benefits as Europe gets tough on privacy. Next, India's sporting prowess hit the headlines after athletes won a record 66 medals at the Commonwealth Games. Many of them were won by women. But as the BBC's Rahul Tandon explains, a level playing field remains in the distance. Finally, what's the link between 400 handbags and Malaysia's former prime minister? (05/25/2018)
(Markets Edition) The Trump team is looking into penalties on imported cars and trucks, which may be an attempt to target Mexico since they're one of our largest exporters. We'll explore why this might hurt hurt the auto industry, particularly in areas like the Midwest, and how the U.S. is pushing Mexico to create alliances with the European Union. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Michigan State University is handling its $500 million settlement with victims of convicted sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, Plus: We look at a proposal being considered at McDonald's that would eliminate their plastic straws. (05/24/2018)
(U.S. Edition) The Trump administration is looking into applying import tariffs on foreign cars and trucks, which may go as high as 25 percent for vehicles from Toyota or Honda. But could this actually help the American auto industry? We'll look at the unintended consequences of a decision like this. Afterwards, we'll talk to the CEO of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. John Noseworthy, about his goal of reducing the amount of wasteful visits you have to take to the doctor's. (05/24/2018)
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... Shares in European and Asian car companies have stalled after the U.S. raised the prospect of applying import tariffs on national security grounds. We ask economist David Bailey what's next. Then, Deutsche Bank is cutting 7,000 jobs as the bank's new chief executive vows to go back to basics. And, after half a century of civil war, Colombians are still struggling with the country's slow economic recovery. We explore the region's issues ahead of this weekend's election. Finally, what has a Japanese household goods company done to upset the Chinese government? (05/24/2018).
(Markets Edition) One Wall Street heavyweight is predicting that crude oil could top $100 a barrel, which could spark a recession here in the U.S. On today's show, we'll get some perspective about the trajectory of oil prices from Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings Group. Afterwards, we'll discuss how drivers will pay the most expensive Memorial Day gas prices since 2014, and then we'll look at the Environmental Protection Agency's plans to pursue new regulations on a class of chemicals used to make things like Teflon and Scotchgard. (05/23/2018)