May 8, 2017

05/08/2017: Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency. What next?

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The pro-European Union candidate, Emmanuel Macron, just won the French election, so why's the euro down this morning? Its dampened value may be a sign of things to come during his term. On today's show, we'll take a look at the uphill battle Macron could face in the near future. Afterwards, we'll talk with Jose Quiñonez about the approaches his nonprofit, the Mission Asset Fund, is using to support families who face deportation. 

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Emmanuel Macron may have won the French presidency, but challenges await him

May 8, 2017
His victory may signify a rejection of Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate, instead of support for him.
Emmanuel Macron addresses his supporters after winning the French presidential election.
David Ramos/Getty Images

The Fed's labor market index aims to give a bigger picture of the economy

May 8, 2017
The Fed today publishes its Labor Market Conditions Index for the month of April. The release follows Friday’s news that the unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent last month, near a 10-year low. The index, which Janet Yellen started releasing publicly in 2014, goes further than just looking at the unemployment rate and payroll job […]

Do business groups have too much influence at Germany climate talks?

May 8, 2017
Climate talks are underway in Bonn, Germany, this week starting on Monday. There have been concerns that the new Trump administration may be overly friendly to energy companies at the cost of the environment. Some countries at the talks worry that business has too much influence over delegates, and they are calling for more transparency. Click […]

Legal services for immigrants have ramped up. Have financial ones?

May 8, 2017
An immigration emergency can cost thousands of dollars in fees and lost income.
An undocumented immigrant walks through a corridor while taking refuge at the First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado.
John Moore/Getty Images

05/08/2017: Who exactly is France's new president, Emmanuel Macron?

May 8, 2017
Even though the pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron snagged the French presidency, he could face some resistance from other political groups in Parliament. The BBC's Gavin Lee stopped by to discuss Macron's background and some of the hurdles that lie ahead for him. Afterwards, we'll look at KKR's possible purchase of Toshiba's memory chip business and then discuss whether business groups have too much influence at Germany's climate talks.

The pro-European Union candidate, Emmanuel Macron, just won the French election, so why’s the euro down this morning? Its dampened value may be a sign of things to come during his term. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at the uphill battle Macron could face in the near future. Afterwards, we’ll talk with Jose Quiñonez about the approaches his nonprofit, the Mission Asset Fund, is using to support families who face deportation. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC