Rank #1: What do Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg and the Pope have in common?
Consumer confidence looks to be waning. We look at “climate capitalists” — and the Pope — are going green. Plus, bills are adding up for GM and strikers during this work stoppage.
Rank #2: Debt, parents, society
The trade war will slow trade growth this year. Parents are saving for their kids’ college, but it still might not be enough. Plus, Credit Suisse’s COO resigns after he spied on another executive.
Rank #3: Trump heads to Florida to talk health care
We examine two aspects of the future of health care. One comes from the president, who is visiting Florida to announce an executive health care order. The other is Walmart, leaning on data to help provide health services for workers. Then, we take a look at how the shoe industry in China is reflective of a changing manufacturing climate.
Rank #4: The invest things in life are free
The U.S. added 135,000 jobs in September, lower than expected. Several firms eliminate trading commissions to lure investors. Plus, young people in Hong Kong are experiencing stifling inequality and aren’t optimistic about their future in the city.
Rank #5: Scotch whisky and cashmere to be hit by U.S. tariffs
From the BBC World Service … Global stock markets are in sell-off mode after the U.S. slapped tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European products shortly after winning a dispute against the E.U. at the World Trade Organization. Items such as dress suits, cheese and yogurt are set to become more expensive for American consumers, but the bigger worry among investors is the risk of a global recession from an escalating trade war. And, as RuPaul’s Drag Race launches in the U.K., we explore how the TV show has sparked mainstream acceptance and new business opportunities for drag queens.
Rank #6: How Andrew Yang’s $10M quarter gets him further into the presidential discussion
Diane Swonk checks in with us to talk about the markets and how hiring might be slowing down. We also look into the rise of ATM withdrawal fees. We also ask about the fundraising power of Democratic president hopeful Andrew Yang.
Rank #7: Trade war putting squeeze on Chinese workers making your shoes
The GM worker strike isn’t just about GM workers. Wellness programs make it into Obamacare. Plus, how the trade war is affecting small shoe part suppliers across China.