May 28, 2018

The business of dealing with husbands’ mistresses

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(U.S. Edition) Thousands of Starbucks stores across the country will close tomorrow afternoon so that the company can provide racial bias training to its employees. We'll hear from some social scientists about the effectiveness of this plan. Afterwards, we'll look…

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The business of dealing with China's cheating husbands

May 28, 2018
Scorned wives can pay experts tens of thousands of dollars to make their husband's mistresses break off the affair.
A man uses his mobile phone for messaging in an underpass in Beijing 20 July 2004.
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(U.S. Edition) Thousands of Starbucks stores across the country will close tomorrow afternoon so that the company can provide racial bias training to its employees. We’ll hear from some social scientists about the effectiveness of this plan. Afterwards, we’ll look at how the rise in gas prices could mean more expensive airline rides, and then we’ll take you to China, where an unusual industry has popped up: scorned wives can pay experts to make their husband’s mistresses break off the affair. (05/28/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC