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Will antitrust lawsuits affect Google’s earnings?
Feb 2, 2021

Will antitrust lawsuits affect Google’s earnings?

The e-commerce and advertising has been ticking along, but Google antitrust probes continue. Plus, a brief history of zero-fee online trading and how it brought us in part to the frenzy of meme stocks. And, pandemic downturn threatens the Eurostar rail service that connects the U.K. to parts of Europe.

Segments From this episode

The Reddit-driven retail investment strategy appears to be losing some steam

GameStop and other stocks targeted by individual investors are down in early trading on Tuesday. However, Julian Emanuel, chief equity and derivatives strategist at BTIG, says “the fascinating thing about the last year is how incredibly resilient the investing public has become. And even if we see a setback in terms of the speculative fever we’ve seen the last couple of weeks, it’s very clear that that’s only going to be a temporary phenomenon.”

Google's parent company releases earnings

Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet finished 2020 strong despite facing three antitrust lawsuits.
An investigation published in Politico this week found that nearly a decade ago, commissioners at the FTC ignored evidence that Google was building a monopoly on search.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Eurostar rail service, hit by pandemic, appeals for help from U.K.

Feb 3, 2021
The company has called on the U.K. to join in a bailout, even though it sold its stake in Eurostar in 2015.
Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer