(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service… The war of words between China and the U.S. on tariffs is continuing to escalate. The two nations have largely stood on their own in calling each other’s trade practices unfair, but at what point will other nations step in? Then, starting today, thirsty shoppers buying sugary drinks in the U.K. can expect a hefty tax on their purchases – a rule aimed at cutting obesity rates and encouraging healthier choices. Various parts of the U.S. have tried it, but has it worked? Then, the Hungarian prime minister has run a negative campaign ahead of this weekend’s election, despite a booming economy. We’ll take you to Budapest.
(Markets Edition) Facebook stock has fallen 16 percent since news broke that a third-party firm took user data to help the Trump campaign. With some in Congress potentially looking to adopt European data privacy rules, we'll look at what those currently look like. Afterwards, we'll chat with Diane Swonk — chief economist at the consulting firm Grant Thornton — about what we might expect from the release of tomorrow's jobs report. Plus: How reducing immigration would affect the labor market.
(U.S. Edition) Both the U.S. and China have published a proposed list of goods from the other other that they may hit with tariffs. But that's what they are for now — proposals. We'll look at what steps have to come before anything goes into effect, and then discuss how these tariffs would impact retailers. Plus: a conversation with Dev Aujla, CEO of the recruiting firm Catalog and author of the new book "50 Ways to Get a Job," about how to navigate your job search.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After a marathon session, Brazil’s supreme court ruled against one of its country’s most beloved politicians, rejecting a plea from former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to avoid prison as he appeals a corruption conviction. We’ll take you to Sao Palo where the nation’s citizens – and highest court – are deeply divided. Then, artificial intelligence researchers are claiming victory after boycotting a Korean institute over concerns about killer robots. Afterwards, ride-hailing app Grab is one of the most valuable startups in Southeast Asia, and it most recently drove rival Uber out of the region. We’ll hear from the company’s CEO about how he’s planning to expand the business from rides into payments.
(Markets Edition) In the wake of yesterday's shooting at YouTube, we talk with workplace violence consultant Larry Barton about the measures companies should take to create a safer environment. Also on today's show: a conversation with Tom Sheck from our investigative unit APM Reports about the resignation of DJ Gribbin, Trump's point person on his infrastructure bill. What did Trump have planned, and what does Gribbin's departure mean for the bill?
(U.S. Edition) The U.S. has released a list of Chinese products that could be subject to new tariffs, prompting China to respond with its own list (separate from the back and forth tussle over steel and aluminum going on between the two countries). We'll take a look at some of the affected items, and how this could impact the U.S. economy. Afterwards, we'll discuss how NAFTA negotiations are going for the U.S., and then talk about a new report that shows how immigrants are helping to power Texas' economy.