May 11, 2017

05/11/2017: The meaning of ‘Trumponomics’

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Trump and other key staffers from his cabinet sat down with some editors for the Economist to talk about the administration's approach to the economy. Zanny Beddoes, the publication's editor in chief, joined us to talk about the president's perspective on…

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Expect retail company struggles to show up in this week’s earnings

May 11, 2017
Retailers galore report their earnings this week amid a string of massive brick-and-mortar store closures, with more shuttered doors expected. What can Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, Nordstrom and others do to hang on? Adapt faster to offer some online shopping perks…

Mexico’s buoyant exports prompt cheer and fear

May 11, 2017
Mexico’s auto exports to the U.S. are up this year. And with the Trump administration talking tough on trade deficits and the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, that could be a problem for our neighbor to…

With sales falling, Whole Foods replaces nearly half its board members

May 11, 2017
Former executives from companies such as Panera will join the grocery chain.
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What exactly is Trumponomics?

May 11, 2017
The Economist thinks it's 'dangerous.'
President Trump told The Economist that an increase in the deficit would essentially be “priming the pump.”
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05/11/2017: Workplace protections for the LGBT community

May 11, 2017
Whole Foods is facing a shake-up. The company has announced it's going to replace about of of its board of directors amid declining sales. We'll take a look at why the grocery chain is facing this slump and who's set…

The push to have better workplace protections for the LGBT community

May 11, 2017
There's a lot of momentum in the courts to update the meaning of sex under the Civil Rights Act, a women's rights attorney says.
Gay, lesbian and transgender activists react to the Iowa Supreme Court's decision to recognize same-sex marriage as a civil right back in '09.
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Trump and other key staffers from his cabinet sat down with some editors for the Economist to talk about the administration’s approach to the economy. Zanny Beddoes, the publication’s editor in chief, joined us to talk about the president’s perspective on trade and tax reform. Plus: A look at the struggles that retailers across the U.S. are facing and what they can do to overcome declining traffic.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC