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Why Trump’s arraignment could mean more gridlock in Washington
Apr 5, 2023

Why Trump’s arraignment could mean more gridlock in Washington

The indictment, arraignment and upcoming trial of former president Donald Trump in New York captured headlines yesterday, but it's 200 miles away in Washington D.C. where the economic effects of the spectacle could be felt. We talk with the Eurasia Group's Jon Lieber about what Trump's legal imperilment could mean for polarization and policymaking on Capitol Hill. Plus, we chat with Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist at Stifel Financial, about the latest trends in interest rates and today's ADP jobs report. Also, Johnson and Johnson is looking to settle lawsuits over its talcum powder for around $9 billion. And, how Zimbabwean mining companies are being impacted by rolling blackouts across the country. 

Segments From this episode

Johnson and Johnson looks to settle lawsuits over baby powder

Marketplace’s Nova Safo walks us through the proposed settlement from the pharmaceutical giant.

The former president's arraignment could worsen polarization on Capitol Hill

The Eurasia Group’s Jon Lieber helps break down the risks that Trump’s legal troubles pose to policymaking in Washington.

In Zimbabwe, rolling blackouts hobble mining goals

Apr 5, 2023
The country has an ambitious goal to reach $12 billion in mining exports in 2023, but industry leaders say they can't get ahead without reliable electricity.
Zimbabwe has the largest African lithium deposits, a mineral crucial to electric vehicle batteries.  Above, workers inspect an open cast lithium mine in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe.
Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Scram! Jeff Rosenstock

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC

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