Jun 7, 2017

06/07/2017: Do people still want to work for Uber?

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Investigations at Uber over harassment and discrimination claims have led to the dismissal of 20 employees. As controversy after controversy continues to plague Uber, what will the company's future look like? Fortune editor Adam Lashinsky joined us to talk about whether its workplace culture can change, and if it can continue to attract talent. Afterwards, we'll look at the challenges South Africa's economy currently faces, including citizens' lack of confidence in the country's president. Plus: We explain the psychological reasons behind stock splitting. 

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Natural gas exports from U.S. to Mexico skyrocket

Jun 7, 2017
The amount of natural gas flowing to Mexico quadrupled in recent years.
A Sempra natural gas pipeline crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near the Otay Mesa community in San Diego, California. Homes in the background are in Mexico.
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South Africa falls unexpectedly into recession

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Jun 7, 2017
The gross domestic product of South Africa, one of Africa’s largest economies, contracted nearly a full percent between the last quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of this year. Some  blame President Jacob Zuma for the country’s lackluster performance. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 05/23/2017: […]

A record number of people want to leave Earth

Jun 7, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence will be at the Johnson Space Center in Houston today to inaugurate the newest class of NASA astronauts. There was a record number of applicants this time around — more than 18,000 people applied to the space program. That’s triple the number of the last class in 2012. But the heightened […]

06/07/2017: Stocks, bonds, gold AND bitcoin are all up

Jun 7, 2017
We now live in a strange, strange world. Stocks, bonds, gold and bitcoin aren't supposed to all go up at the same time, yet here we are. Susan Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Group stopped by to explain what's going on. Afterwards, we'll take a look at South Africa's economic woes, and then discuss Mexico's decision to re-examine its trade relationship with the U.S. over natural gas.

Investigations at Uber over harassment and discrimination claims have led to the dismissal of 20 employees. As controversy after controversy continues to plague Uber, what will the company’s future look like? Fortune editor Adam Lashinsky joined us to talk about whether its workplace culture can change, and if it can continue to attract talent. Afterwards, we’ll look at the challenges South Africa’s economy currently faces, including citizens’ lack of confidence in the country’s president. Plus: We explain the psychological reasons behind stock splitting. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC