From the BBC World Service: India is the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturer, and the country’s health minister has announced it can resume coronavirus shot exports from next month. And we hear about the factors likely to influence the future of Africa’s tariff free deal for access to U.S. markets, the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits remained below the 300,000 mark last week, as the Labor Department says claims totaled 290,000, which is a pandemic low. This week is when the government conducts the survey that will lead to hiring numbers for October. Diane Swonk joins us to...
It’s truffle season, and prices for the highly sought-after white truffles soared this year to around $4,000 per pound. The market is the subject of the documentary “The Truffle Hunters,” as well as Rowan Jacobsen’s book, “Truffle Hound.” We spoke to Jacobsen about the evolving, but still foggy,...
From the BBC World Service: Shares in the Chinese property firm Evergrande returned to trading after a 17-day hiatus, but immediately plunged as the company’s woes continue.