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The number of new homes being built in the U.S. drops to its lowest level in two years. People owed money by nearly bankrupt Sears are suing the company's CEO in hopes of getting paid. Plus, Congress is considering renewing a grant to help the former boom towns along storied Route 66, which have turned into ghost towns over the decades. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service… Employees of India's troubled Jet Airways are holding more demonstrations today in New Delhi. The company halted operations Thursday after failing to secure emergency funding. Then, we take you to St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a landmark that's been destroyed and rebuilt four times in its history, to chat about why funding preventative preservation and restoration efforts of historic buildings is so challenging. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Consumers give the economy a much needed bump. China Mobile, the world largest cell mobile phone operator, wants to expand into the U.S., but regulators want to keep the state-owned company out. Plus, the movie industry is putting pressure on Georgia as lawmakers consider a bill restricting abortions. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.
By most indications, the U.S. economy is booming. However, workers of color are seeing fewer gains from this growth than their white counterparts. The video conferencing company Zoom goes public today, so why is the tech still so bad? Plus, electric vehicles are making a splash in China. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.
From the BBC World Service… It's not often we hear about e-commerce behemoth retreating in any market it's entered. But today, Amazon is preparing to close its online store that connects local buyers and sellers. Then, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney launched a new initiative for 34 central banks to "green the financial system." It comes as a group called Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets of London to protest inaction on climate change. We speak to one of the participants and the BBC's environment analyst about how city officials all around the world are starting to put more serious focus on the issue. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.
Germany lowers its growth expectations, but is slowing in the European economy a forgone conclusion at this point? A new study finds all those work programs to get you to stay fit don't actually do much. Plus, we take a look at how some companies' embrace of minimalist branding and fonts can be good for business. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies, Capitol One and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Apple and Qualcomm settle their lawsuits over patent royalties. Tobacco stocks surge after a pro-regulation FDA commissioner leaves the agency as companies turn to vaping. Plus, Emporia, Kansas -- once called the "best small town in America to escape from" by "The Onion" -- is making it clear that brain drain is no joke. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies, Capitol One and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service… China's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, but at a slower pace than it did a year ago. Is the world's second-biggest economy beginning to shake off the impact of its ongoing trade spat with the United States? Then, economic growth and job creation are two big issues for voters in Indonesia today who are electing their next president. We'll take you to a polling station to talk about how people there are deciding for whom to cast their ballots. Plus, the popular video app TikTok gets pulled in India. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies, Capitol One and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
It turns out fears of a global economic slowdown might have been overblown, at least as far as investors are concerned. After efforts to make visits to the mall "experiential," the former monuments to capitalism are still struggling to attract shoppers. Plus, despite its infamous history, moonshine is making a comeback. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, Acquia and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
For those lucky enough to get refunds this tax season, it might be time to attend to that medical issue they've been putting off. AT&T is selling its stake in Hulu, which is now valued at $15 billion. Plus, what happens when you try to trademark a business the name of which you can't say on the radio? Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, Acquia and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service... It's still there: That’s the sentiment from Parisians waking up this morning and seeing the outline of the Notre Dame cathedral in the skyline after a fire raged through it overnight. But what happens next is complicated since ownership of the 850-year-old structure is tricky, and costs for rebuilding are likely to mount as damage is assessed in the coming days. Then, Foxconn's chairman hints at a presidential run in Taiwan. Then, a look at the cultural significance of heavy metal music in the U.K. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, Acquia and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
The International Monetary Fund warns about a global slowdown. With Donald Trump's continued criticism of the Federal Reserve, European central bankers are concerned about its independence, warning U.S.-China trade tensions have prompted "a delicate moment" for the global economy. Plus, on tax day, we hear why one family decided not to go DIY this year. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
American Airlines and Southwest have extended their flight cancellations through August due to the grounding of its Boeing 737-MAX fleets. Staying very much on brand, the White House declares Monday "Tax Cuts Day." But the only thing slashed for the average taxpayer this year was their refund. Plus, Netflix raises its subscription prices. Will the hike pay off for the company and its viewers? Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service… India's oldest private air carrier, Jet Airways, is trying to secure emergency funds to keep it in operation. Our correspondent outside the company's headquarters in Mumbai calls it a do or die moment not just for the airline, but for the pilots and staff who haven't been paid in at least four months. Then, whether or not you eagerly anticipated the premiere of the final "Game of Thrones" season, there's no denying the hit TV show has fans all around the world. And over the last eight seasons, they've flocked to Northern Ireland, where many of the scenes were shot, helping give the region a big economic boost. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Big banks are out with positive earnings reports just days after several CEOs faced off with lawmakers on The Hill. Jumia, Africa's answer to Amazon, begins trading on the NYSE (the jingle alone is worth the listen). Plus, we explore how prosecutors and judges are now looking at alternative sentencing programs, like community service, to avoid the consequences and costs of incarceration. Today's show is sponsored by Panopto and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Ahead of Uber's forthcoming IPO, we take a look at the ride-hailing company's business model. One county in Virginia puts felons caught in the opioid crisis to work instead of in jail. Plus, winter has finally arrived, but marketing for the epic final season of "Game of Thrones" has been here for a while -- from "North of the Wall" cocktails to GOT Oreos. Will this be our last communal TV-viewing experience? If so, shame! Today's show is sponsored by Panopto and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service... Africa's largest e-commerce operator Jumia will begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange. We introduce you to Africa's Amazon. Then, we hear from the World Bank's new president David Malpass. And do you think you're an above-average driver? Perhaps you're a little less confident about making a billion dollars? A team of social scientists published a study on the topic and discovered what they call "illusory inferiority and illusory superiority" is widespread. Today's show is sponsored by Panopto and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Jobless claims drop to an almost-50-year low. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro finally agrees to let foreign aid into the country as his opposition clamors for his ouster. Plus, the Economist magazine puts out a statistical model called "Eagle" that predicts the likely winner of the PGA Masters Tournament, which starts today. Just don't call it a betting tool.Today's show is sponsored by EquityZen and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Bank CEOs face Congress for the first time since the Great Recession, and -- surprise -- they want legislators to ease up on capital requirements. A labor shortage in construction is prompting the rebranding of the industry to attract good candidates. Plus, the PGA Masters Tournament tees off Tuesday, and, as tradition demands, cheap food is on the menu. Pimento cheese sandwiches, anyone? Today's show is sponsored by EquityZen and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service... The United Kingdom has reached a compromise with E.U. leaders to avoid the country crashing out of the bloc without a deal on Friday. But what's next? Then, Venezuela's embattled president has finally agreed to allow humanitarian aid into the country. Plus, the world's largest-ever election has kicked off in India, where a lack of jobs is a key issue. We visit a jobs fair where five thousand graduates turned up to pitch for around 250 jobs. Today's show is sponsored by EquityZen and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Consumer prices tick up. There's a little-known, controversial piece of tax preparation software provided for free by the federal government, but it's made by private companies. Is that a conflict of interest? Plus, we look at how some foster children struggle to find work or housing due to the difficulty of obtaining their identifying documents once they turn 18. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies and Panopto.
President Donald Trump's nominee for head of the World Bank, a critic of the agency, starts his new gig. Walmart is rolling out its in-store robot army. Plus, despite teachers' continued reliance on crowdfunding sites to raise money for school supplies, Nashville has decided to put an and to the practice in their schools. Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies and Panopto.
From the BBC World Service... Turkey's finance minister has unveiled a new economic plan to revive the country's stricken economy. But will it work? Then, we bring you the latest from Brussels ahead of another crunch Brexit meeting. Also, voting in India’s general election begins in less than 24 hours. Political parties spend millions of dollars vying for support. We speak to some people who are paid to cheer at rallies.Today's show is sponsored by BitSight Technologies and Panopto.
Investors want to get in on Saudi oil firm Aramco, the world's most profitable company, ahead of its giant bond offering. It turns out Netflix didn't kill the movie theater industry after all. Plus, we follow the tax drama unfolding for Chinese actress Fan Bingbing after her mysterious disappearance from public life and sudden resurfacing, and talk about what her ordeal has to do with country's government. Today's show is sponsored by Acquia and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Despite the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX planes due to safety concerns, the embattled company still has a lot of orders to fill. The U.S. proposes retaliatory tariffs on the European Union following the World Trade Organization's finding that the bloc's subsidies to Airbus undercut Boeing. Plus, with just under a week left to file your taxes, we look at how the new tax law is affecting filers. Today's show is sponsored by Acquia and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
From the BBC World Service... Chinese and E.U. leaders meet in Brussels today for an annual summit that will be dominated by differences over trade and investment. We explain what to expect and how the latest U.S. tariff threats against the E.U. will shape the meeting. Then, Carlos Ghosn, the former boss of Nissan, has hit back at misconduct claims. Plus, Britain’s space agency has teamed up with the National Health Service to turn the same technology used to monitor black holes into medical solutions for the NHS. We meet one scientist who has received funding for his 3D x-ray machine inspired by the 1999 Newton mission.Today's show is sponsored by Acquia and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
We take a look ahead at the week for the financial markets following a promising jobs report last week. The World Health Organization is weighing in on the severity of a so-called, global video gaming "disorder". Plus, a new study suggests that a key to improved school performance is focusing on principals. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, BitSight Technologies and Kronos.
Donald Trump says the country is "full" and can no longer let immigrants into the U.S., but with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen raising the cap on much-requested temporary work visas for this summer as one of her last moves before stepping down, how accurate is the president's claim? The World Health Organization is weighing in on the severity of a so-called, global video gaming "disorder". Plus, mining boss Robert Murray allegedly told workers in Virginia he would close down their mine if they brought up safety issues to government regulators. Now, the miners are fighting back in court. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, BitSight Technologies and Kronos.
From the BBC World Service... British ministers claim a series of new laws will make the U.K. the safest place in the world to be online. But do the proposals go far enough? India's ruling party has published its election manifesto. Plus, is gentrification a problem? Some argue it improves neighborhoods, while others say it's threatening communities by pricing locals out of the market. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, BitSight Technologies and Kronos.