Nov 16, 2017

11/16/2017: A change of leadership for Zimbabwe

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(Markets Edition) Amid Walmart's announcement that quarterly earnings exceeded expectations, we'll take a look at how the retail giant has been trying to find that sweet spot between saving shoppers money and making enough money for itself. Afterwards, we'll talk to the Washington Post's Helaine Olen about what America's proposed tax overhaul could mean for our personal finances. Then, we'll focus on Zimbabwe to learn more about the house arrest of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the country's president of 37 years.

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Walmart earnings in a fast-moving retail landscape

Nov 16, 2017
Walmart is expected to release third quarter earnings today. Its stock has been trading lately at an all-time high. The retail giant’s biggest challenge is taking on the online retail space … and, at the same time, sustaining profits.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.  Stories You Might Like 11/15/17: What […]

(Markets Edition) Amid Walmart’s announcement that quarterly earnings exceeded expectations, we’ll take a look at how the retail giant has been trying to find that sweet spot between saving shoppers money and making enough money for itself. Afterwards, we’ll talk to the Washington Post’s Helaine Olen about what America’s proposed tax overhaul could mean for our personal finances. Then, we’ll focus on Zimbabwe to learn more about the house arrest of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, the country’s president of 37 years.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC