Apr 12, 2018

04/12/2018: A small sigh of relief for the markets

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(Markets Edition) While President Trump tweeted yesterday that missiles "will be coming" to Syria, he's now saying an attack  could happen "very soon or not so soon at all!" That had investors breathing a small sigh of relief. We'll talk to…

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Purple faces over Britain's new blue passports

Apr 12, 2018
The government's favoring of a Franco-Dutch bid to make the documents raises ire.
 In this photo illustration, a British passport is seen in front of the flag of the European Union on Oct. 13, 2017 in Bath, England. 
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Fuel prices depress Delta earnings

Apr 12, 2018
High fuel costs and a 6 percent raise for most of its employees are likely to take a toll on Delta Air Line’s earnings. After years of low fuel prices, Delta’s revenue is not what it used to be. Yet the air…

(Markets Edition) While President Trump tweeted yesterday that missiles “will be coming” to Syria, he’s now saying an attack  could happen “very soon or not so soon at all!” That had investors breathing a small sigh of relief. We’ll talk to Susan Schmidt, senior vice president at Westwood Holdings Group, about why she thinks the markets are facing a “confused moment.” Afterwards, we’ll look at how Delta’s business is doing ahead of the release of its first-quarter earnings report. Then to cap off today’s show, we’ll discuss the controversy surrounding the U.K.’s new passport colors. It’s moving away from the burgundy-colored European Union passport, and reverting to traditional blue and gold. But the contract to produce the new passport might be taken away from a British company and given to a firm in continental Europe.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC