Apr 2, 2018

04/02/2018: Markets couldn’t ignore a brewing trade war forever

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Wall Street finally reacted to the escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China today, and sliding tech stocks contributed to what was a pretty manic Monday for markets. We'll kick off the show with everything you need to know. Then:…

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"The China Hustle" tells the story of a massive fraud you probably haven't heard about

Apr 2, 2018
In this documentary, director Jed Rothstein follows several acitivist investors who blew the whistle on dozens of fraudulent Chinese companies.
A scene from the film "The China Hustle." Activist short sellers investigated several Chinese companies that misled investors on the value of their company and used video surveillance on production facilities to see how busy they were.
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Activists work to put #MeToo on the menu for restaurant workers facing sexual harassment

Apr 2, 2018
Sexual harassment has long been a problem in the restaurant industry.
Juliana Sarita, with Women Organized Against Rape, leads a training to prevent and address sexual harassment against restaurant workers at a South Philadelphia taqueria. 
Laura Benshoff for Marketplace

Wall Street finally reacted to the escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China today, and sliding tech stocks contributed to what was a pretty manic Monday for markets. We’ll kick off the show with everything you need to know. Then: We’ll zoom in a bit on Amazon, which took fire from President Donald Trump’s Twitter account again today. Is it true that USPS is giving Amazon a sweetheart deal? (No.) Plus: Restaurant workers are pushing for their own #MeToo moment.

Music from the episode

Severed The Decemberists
Goodness Emancipator
City Music Kevin Morby
Everything Now Arcade Fire