(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.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Walmart might be about to make its biggest-ever acquisition, and it doesn’t involve online shopping. Then, four African economies are among the most improved in promoting gender equality, according to a new report from the World Bank. There’s a lot to celebrate … but a lot to improve, too. Afterward, a look at the ever-changing makeup market.
(Markets Edition) With Trump expected to speak about infrastructure in Ohio later today, we'll talk with Diane Swonk — chief economist at the accounting firm Grant Thornton — about the problems she sees with his proposals. Next, we'll discuss how Atlanta's cyberattack may have begun, and then we'll look at what opening day for Major League Baseball means for workplace attendance.
(U.S. Edition) President Trump will speak in Ohio later today to tout his infrastructure plan, which had been delayed in recent weeks. On today's show, we'll look at what we can expect to hear from him. Afterwards, we'll discuss how Puerto Rico's governor plans to tackle the island's debt — which will include some painful cuts. Afterwards, we'll hear from Georgetown University professor Bill Brown on how sanctions might actually help develop North Korea.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service …there are just 365 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union, but citizens across the country still have basic questions like: Will they be able to freely travel, and how will their wallets be impacted? We chat with some of them today. Then, call it a gin-aissance … global demand for the classically British spirit is still booming. And it’s a trend that’s helped lift not just gin sales, but tonic and mixer sales, too. But what happens when the boozy bubble finally bursts? We’re on the case.