(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)
(U.S. Edition) President Trump is expected to sign a bill that would ease some of the rules imposed on banks after the last financial crisis. But will this be that radical of a decision? Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan, explains why he thinks most of us aren't going to notice the changes. Afterwards, we'll look at how the job market is for recent college graduates as part of our "Divided Decade" series, which examines how America has changed since the financial crisis. (05/23/2018)
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service ... At least 11 people have been killed after police fired at protesters calling for the closure of a copper smelter in southern India. The deaths raise questions over the future of the plant in Tamil Nadu, which is owned by mining giant Vedanta. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi explains the environmental and business implications. Then, Angela Merkel visits China this week against a backdrop of trade tensions and uncertainty over the future of a nuclear deal with Iran. We ask Jan Weidenfeld at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin about what to expect. And, being paid to do nothing at work might sound like a dream, but as one expert explains, it can also bring shame and depression. (05/23/2018).
(Markets Edition) The House is set to vote on a bill that would free dozens of small and mid-sized banks from regulations placed after the financial crisis. We'll dive into some of the rules that could go away. Afterwards, we'll discuss the Supreme Court's latest workplace ruling: employees who agreed to settle disputes with their boss through individual arbitration can't later join big class-action lawsuits. Plus: A look at what the Pope has to say about financial markets and its participants. (05/22/2018)