Rank #1: The State of American Jobs in the Age of Amazon
The e-commerce giant unveiled plans for a self-service, brick and mortar grocery store, disrupting the retail world once again.
Rank #2: Rising Stocks and the Trump Effect
Wall Street seems unfazed by the issues that have surfaced in the Trump administration — but even as stocks reach record highs, should Americans brace for a drop?
Rank #3: Wall Street Swipes Right for Donald Trump
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street and in turn, Wall Street gave him little support. But now, bankers and financiers are warming up to the president-elect.
Rank #4: Trump Tax Cuts on the Horizon
With a repeal of Obamacare slowing down and a trillion dollar infrastructure plan up in the air, tax reform might the promise Donald Trump can make good on this year.
Rank #5: Bumpy Road Ahead for Trump and the Federal Reserve
The bank says there's "considerable uncertainty" figuring out how Trump's economic agenda will affect the economy. Is it headed for a possible collision with the new President?
Rank #6: Follow the (Russian) Money
How details about the investigations into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election suggest financial motives as well as political ones.
Rank #7: Hating on Uber
From claims of sexual harassment to allegations it stole self-driving technology, the company and its CEO are having a tough couple of months.
Rank #8: Obamacare in Trouble…Again
If you go by the latest headlines, it seems like the future of the Affordable Care Act could be in jeopardy. Are things that bad?
Rank #9: Uncovering The Secrets of the Consulting Firm McKinsey
Much of the way influential consulting firm McKinsey & Co. operates is shrouded in secrecy. But recent reporting by the New York Times has revealed some of the company’s secrets, including its involvement with controversial companies like Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, as well as foreign leaders and governments in Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Additional stories have focused on the firm’s hedge fund MIO and alleged failures to make required financial disclosures.
McKinsey has defended its work around the world. In a statement, the firm told the Times that “since 1926, McKinsey has sought to make a positive difference to the businesses and communities in which our people live and work.”
This week on Money Talking, Charlie Herman talks with New York Times investigative editor Walt Bogdanich and investigative reporter Mike Forsythe about their reporting on the often hidden world of McKinsey and why it matters.
Rank #10: The Debate Over Rent Regulations
With just a few weeks left in the New York State legislative session, the future of rent regulations is still uncertain.
Rank #11: What's Next for Trump and Congress
After the failure by Republicans to replace or repeal Obamacare, they're moving quickly to score a political win, and they're focusing on overhauling the nation's tax code by November. There's a lot do in a little amount of time, and even Trump's legislative director has admitted it's an aggressive schedule.
But that is just one of many items on Congress' to do list that includes must several must-pass pieces of legislation like funding the government and raising the debt ceiling.
Rank #12: On to the Next One. Trump’s New Focus: Tax Reform
Since the spring, the Trump administration has made big promises to reform the tax code. As some of the proposals are disclosed, who will benefit and how will it be paid for?
Rank #13: The Economy Obama Leaves Behind
A look at the economic successes and failures of the Obama Administration, eights years after inheriting one of the country's worst recessions.
Rank #14: #MeToo and Wall Street’s ‘Black Hole’
An investigation into sexual harassment cases handled by the body that oversees workplace misconduct of securities brokers found a troubling track record.
Rank #15: Goodbye Diners, Hello Avocado Bars
Every time a restaurant closes, another one opens. Or so it might seem. So, is the industry thriving or struggling?
Rank #16: The Fight for 5G
5G is coming to a wireless network near you. But what exactly is it? And what has to happen before it completely replaces 4G?
Rank #17: Eight Months In, What Trump Has Been (Un)Doing
The President has been criticized by some for not fulfilling his agenda, but he has been busy, at least when it comes to reversing the actions of previous presidents.
Rank #18: Getting Uber Back on Track
Can new C.E.O Dara Khosrowshahi correct the course of the embattled ride-share company?
Rank #19: Sssh! They’re Listening: The Fight to Be Your Digital Assistant
Amazon's got Echo. Apple has Siri. Microsoft calls it Cortana. And Google has Assistant. They're all fighting to be a part of your life, on your phone and in your home.
Rank #20: Wells Fargo, Banking Culture and What Could Be Next
Another bank in the headlines, paying millions of dollars in fines to settle charges of illegal banking practices.