Sharp increases in the number of coronavirus cases worldwide wreak havoc on markets. New U.S. immigration rules take effect today. An economics professor estimates that between 5% and 8% of international aid is diverted to offshore accounts.
Coronavirus threatens Italian economy
Italy reports the most coronavirus cases outside of Asia, causing worries for the country’s economy. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes President Trump to India, with both hoping for a trade deal to resolve long-simmering tension.
Microsoft vs. Amazon vs. White House = Pentagon cloud project delay
Host Molly Wood speaks with tech editor Patrick Tucker of Defense One, a news site that covers national security. They discuss Amazon’s recent court win that’s halted the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud project in partnership with Microsoft. Tucker says Amazon did this because it feels as though the contract was awarded to Microsoft simply because President Donald Trump has an iffy relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
He sees a lot of the “United States of Work”
On today’s installment of “United States of Work,” we’re talking with Steve Fields, a Kansas City, Missouri, trucker who sees a lot of this country — and sees economic changes down the road, too. Plus, we meet a Los Angeles construction worker and dig into the latest business activity numbers.
This CEO says company is “nearly fully operational” in U.S.-China dealings
The coronavirus hit in Asia is bigger than expected. How the epidemic’s expansion is affecting the auto and airline industries in China. One CEO who’s juggling the current challenges that come with doing business between the U.S. and China.