Apr 25, 2017

04/25/2017: The barriers that exist for African-Americans on the road to the middle class

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The U.S. Commerce Department has announced a new set of tariffs to raise the cost of wood produced by several Canadian lumber companies. Turns out lumber pricing has been a source of tension for decades. We'll take a look at…

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How African-Americans were 'shut out' of the American dream

Apr 25, 2017
Discriminatory employment and housing practices have made it difficult for black men and women to enter the middle class, according to a new documentary.
Kathy Region (L) and Jimmie Alvin with his dog, pimp, sit next to the shanty town going up next to their apartment complex in the Liberty City neighborhood in Miami, Florida. 
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Why women and men view the economy differently

Apr 25, 2017
A new Marketplace-Edison Research poll finds a persistent gender gap.
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Farmers bring their shopping lists to the White House

Apr 25, 2017
As Sonny Perdue gets sworn in to be the new Secretary of Agriculture, President Trump is set to meet with farming representatives. Among the top items on their list: immigration and trade. Up to 70 percent of the farming labor…

Chipotle is hoping to put the 2015 E. coli scandal behind it

Apr 25, 2017
Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle reports earnings after markets close today. The beleaguered burrito brand’s stock is up nearly 20 percent this year, signaling a possible comeback from its E. coli scandal of 2015. Analysts expect a recovery quarter for Chipotle,…

Trump administration hits Canada with new tariffs

Apr 25, 2017
The Commerce Department announced new tariffs of 3 percent to 24 percent on Canadian lumber companies, saying the Canadian government unfairly subsidizes the industry. Some American companies will have to pay the fee retroactively for orders delivered in the last…

04/25/2017: Most of Wells Fargo's board could be saying good-bye soon

Apr 25, 2017
With major market indexes up, economist Lindsey Piegza joins us to talk about the psychology behind those increases. Investors are optimistic about the pro-growth policies Trump has proposed, like a 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if they haven't come…

The U.S. Commerce Department has announced a new set of tariffs to raise the cost of wood produced by several Canadian lumber companies. Turns out lumber pricing has been a source of tension for decades. We’ll take a look at how much these tariffs will increase by and what this could mean for the future of NAFTA. Afterwards, we’ll discuss why not all of President Trump’s policies are sitting well with farmers. And finally, we’ll chat with former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert about his new documentary “Against All Odds,” which examines how discriminatory policies in the U.S. have made it much harder for African-American men and women to enter the middle class.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC