FROM Michelle Jamrisko
Fed Announces First Interest Rate Hike in Almost 10 Years For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve raised the so-called benchmark interest rate today. It's gone up one quarter of one percent. Michelle Jamrisko reports on the economy for Bloomberg News .
US Economy Grows Most Since 2003 The state of America's middle class appears to be in continuing decline, despite surprisingly good news today from the Commerce Department. In the third quarter — July, August and September -- the US economy grew at an annual rate of 5% -- the strongest increase since 2003. Michelle Jamrisko, who reports on the economy for Bloomberg News , considers the latest figures.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.