May 21, 2018

The trade war is on hold — for now

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After two days of trade talks in Washington and a high-level trip earlier this month, China and the United States have announced a truce in the simmering trade war, with U.S.-imposed tariffs on hold. We'll spend some time a the…

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U.S. pauses China tariffs but deal has its shortcomings

May 21, 2018
The reason the United States is pausing tariffs on China for now appears to be a promise from China that it will increase its imports from the U.S. — primarily agricultural and energy products. That would presumably help — at…

How Theranos, a Silicon Valley star, came tumbling down

May 21, 2018
Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou discovered that all wasn't as it appeared at Theranos, the biotech company founded by Elizabeth Holmes.
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative's closing session on September 29, 2015 in New York City.
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Congress weighs changes to foreign investment oversight

May 21, 2018
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act is likely headed for a vote in the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.
The flag of the People's Republic of China hangs next to an American flag in New York.
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Supreme Court ruling makes it harder for workers to take legal action against their employers

May 21, 2018
The United States Supreme Court handed down several rulings today — one in particular has a pretty good chance of affecting you. The court said today that employers can indeed force employees into individual arbitration to resolve workplace disputes. Specifically,…

After two days of trade talks in Washington and a high-level trip earlier this month, China and the United States have announced a truce in the simmering trade war, with U.S.-imposed tariffs on hold. We’ll spend some time a the top of today’s show recapping how we got here, what’s settled and what’s not. Then: We’ll talk to the reporter who wrote the book on the failed blood-testing startup Theranos and the “scorched earth” tactics it took to cover up fraud. Plus: What you need to know about the new Supreme Court ruling that says employers can keep workers in private arbitration and out of class-action lawsuits.