Migrants are thrown into Mexico trade negotiations
Trade and immigration negotiations between the United States and Mexico begin this week. These talks come after President Trump announced a 5 percent tariff on goods coming from the other side of the southern border, effective June 10.
Mary Beth Sheridan covers Mexico and Central America for The Post. She tells host Martine Powers that the Trump administration is looking to quell the swell of migrants coming to the border — and using tariffs as a bargaining chip.
- Trump officials say Mexico needs to act quickly on immigration to avoid tariffs
- Grave concerns over tariffs reflected in Mexico’s diplomatic push for a deal
- U.S. and Mexico plan summit in Washington on Wednesday in bid to head off trade dispute
Fisher-Price kept selling a popular sleep product, even as babies died
In 2009, Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play hit stores. Since then, it’s been an incredibly popular product, landing on registry lists and in baby shower gift boxes. That’s until the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Fisher-Price announced a recall in April after more than 30 infants died in the sleeper.
Todd C. Frankel is a financial reporter at The Post, and he tells Martine how the Rock ‘n Play avoided being pulled from shelves and what role government regulation had in the process.
- Fisher-Price invented a popular baby sleeper without medical safety tests and kept selling it, even as babies died
- After reports of infant deaths, nearly 5 million Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers are recalled
One stamp in Japan is keeping the ivory trade alive
In Japan, there’s a practice where you can use an ink stamp called a hanko in place of a signature on important documents. But these stamps are usually made from ivory. Simon Denyer is The Post’s Tokyo bureau chief and explains why the Japanese government is holding on to the rights to use ivory.
Abby Hauslohner reports that Border Patrol often holds unaccompanied minors for far longer than is legal. How the government erased the Tiananmen Square massacre from memory in China. And book critic Ron Charles on breaking the rules of summer reading.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Rachel Siegel talks to the CEO putting gun policies over profits. Anne Gearan on President Trump’s London visit. Plus, Emily Yahr details the end of a “Jeopardy!” era.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019