Rank #1: Rolling Back Bank Regulations
The Trump administration is proposing to revise and change financial regulations put in place after the Great Recession. House Republicans want to go even further.
Rank #2: Is France Heading for a Frexit?
French citizens will chose between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen.
Rank #3: The Bumpy Road Ahead for Uber
Travis Kalanick’s resignation this week as CEO of Uber marks the end of one tumultuous ride for the company. What's next for the app that dreamed of changing the face of transportation?
Rank #4: Ivanka Trump: Made in Asia
President Trump is looking to make good on his “America First” pledge by launching “Made in America” week. The plan is to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But what do his family's business practices say about what it would take to do that?
Rank #5: Field of Presidential Dreams
After months and months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced he’d be running for president in 2020. Already an early frontrunner, Biden joins a crowded field of potential Democratic nominees. There are now more than 20 candidates running, from policy wonk Elizabeth Warren to newcomer Pete Buttigieg to 2016 veteran Bernie Sanders.
The Iowa caucuses are nine months away and if everyone stays in the race, it could challenging for voters to keep track of where the candidates stand on critical policy issues like healthcare, taxes, and climate change.
This week on Money Talking, WNYC's Charlie Herman talks to Rick Newman, senior columnist for Yahoo Finance, about some of the fiscal policies being put forth by the Democratic contenders — and what they might mean for your pocketbook.
Rank #6: The Future of (We)Work
WeWork has big ambitions, but does anyone really know what it is?
Rank #7: When Shopping Malls Become Ghost Towns
What happens when giants like Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney close hundreds of shops, leaving empty shopping malls throughout the country.
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: 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 #10: For Now, Obamacare Is Here to Stay
Republicans are united in their opposition to Obamacare, yet they're finding it difficult to repeal and replace the law. So what happens if Obamacare is here to stay?
Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: Hey, Big Spender: Presidential Candidates And The Race to Raise Money
Recent financial reports filed by the 2020 presidential candidates show vastly different amounts of money raised in varying amounts from many different sources. Some candidates are focusing on small donors, others are turning to high-dollar bundlers and some are dipping into their own bank accounts.
For example, Senator Elizabeth Warren raised raised $6 million in three months for her campaign, while Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke each raised that much in just a day. Yet with more than a year to go until the 2020 election, how much will the money they raise today matter in the long run?
This week on WNYC’s Money Talking, host Charlie Herman talks to CNN national political writer Fredreka Schouten and The Washington Post national political reporter Michelle Lee about the candidates’ funds so far and their chances in the long run.
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: One Man’s $100 Billion Vision for the Future
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has a bold vision for the future. Are we ready for it?