What could be the financial and geopolitical fallout of an attack on Saudi oil facilities? How a trade deal with Japan could help U.S. farmers. Plus, nearly 50,000 auto workers go on strike against GM.
Leading the way on transgender health care
Nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers strike against GM. An attack on Saudi oil facilities sends crude prices up. Plus, a program in Oregon is leading the way on transgender health care.
Saudi Arabia attack sends oil price surging
From the BBC World Service… Oil prices are up after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility. Plus, there’s a growing trend toward virtual internships.
At the intersection of tech, climate and the land of Silicon Valley
We’re taking our climate tech series, “How We Survive,” to the epicenter of technology: Silicon Valley. It’s not just a metaphor for the tech industry, it’s a real place. Cities, businesses and people are surrounded by a rising sea and are at risk from increasingly extreme weather. This all comes to a head on Stevens Creek Trail, a popular commuter route for tech workers that’s also seeing climate change impacts. It’s a great setting to kick off an exploration of what Big Tech is doing to adapt and maybe help the rest of us, too.
Meet me at the mall, it’s goin’ down
Forever 21 is expected to close 100 stores as part of a bankruptcy filing. Big anchor stores like Sears have been struggling for a long time, so what’s left? The American mall looks pretty different these days. Plus: The federal deficit has passed $1 trillion for the first time since 2012, and the latest in our “Adventures in Housing” series.