(Markets Edition) The pressure on Facebook just keeps growing, with the Federal Trade Commission investigating whether the social media giant is properly handling its users' information. We'll talk to a former FTC policy adviser about what the agency can actually make Facebook do, and whether the company will have to change its basic business model. Afterwards, we'll look at why consumer confidence levels and actual consumer spending might not always line up, and then we'll explore how fashion startups are banking on shoppers' desire for individuality rather than mass market trends.
(U.S. Edition) Markets are rallying worldwide, which may have to do with relief that we're not facing a global trade war (at least not yet). We'll look at why banks and tech companies are leading this rebound. Afterwards, we'll discuss Apple's plans for a more affordable iPad, and then explore how new farmers are putting down roots in Detroit.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … dodgy diesels are in the spotlight at the British High Court today where a hearing begins to decide whether there should be group litigation against Volkswagen after its 2015 emissions scandal. We’ll explain what’s at stake. Then, a new study says antibiotic use increased 65 percent and is seen rising sharply over the next 15 years. While people who haven’t had access to antibiotics now do, reliance on the drugs is also presenting a problem for the world. Afterward, Rome is eternal and apparently so is its garbage. We’ll take you there to find out what’s going on.
(Markets Edition) With all the news about tariffs, we'll check in with Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, on how the markets are doing. Afterwards, we'll look at how a Supreme Court case could open the door for more legal sports gambling, and then we'll discuss Texas students' reluctance to enroll in oil and gas majors — despite the oil boom.
(U.S. Edition) China decided to retaliate against the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs, making their trade relationship with the U.S. look grim. But it turns out things might not be as bad as they seem, with both beginning serious negotiations over the weekend. We'll take a look at what's on the table. Afterwards, we'll discuss new data that shows limited English proficiency is a barrier to owning a home, and then talk about the growing number of women who are entering the construction trade — along with some of the pitfalls they might encounter).
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … A first in Chinese commodities today: Crude oil futures will begin trading on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange. This is the latest in a string of moves to open up the nation’s financial markets, so what does it mean for the international trading community and investment in China? Then, why Uber is selling its Southeast Asia business to regional rival Grab. Afterward, more than 90 percent of poppies used to make heroin and morphine come from fields in Afghanistan, where last year’s harvest was the biggest ever recorded. We’ll take you there and explain how it’s impacting those fighting the global heroin epidemic, and the fight for peace and stability in the country.