The Week in Business featuring James Nevels, Robert Gifford, others

Story highlights The Week in Business will spotlight some of the week’s most fascinating and important business stories News makers around the world shared their latest insights on the global economy during Tuesday’s episode…

The Week in Business featuring James Nevels, Robert Gifford, others

Story highlights The Week in Business will spotlight some of the week’s most fascinating and important business stories

News makers around the world shared their latest insights on the global economy during Tuesday’s episode of “The Week in Business.”

The show went live with the Global Economic Update after a roughly one-month hiatus.

James Nevels, co-anchor and senior correspondent for “The Early Show,” started Tuesday’s show with a full agenda to close out the week.

Al Jazeera America’s Senior Correspondent Arwa Damon discussed the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea after reports that the two countries have been conducting covert joint operations inside the country.

“This is also why there’s reason to be nervous: We haven’t gotten enough of a read on North Korea yet,” Damon said. “We’ve only gotten some analysis of what some of the actions they’ve taken.”

Robert Gifford, Senior Correspondent for NewsHour Weekend and correspondent for “The Lead,” covered the impact of Hurricane Harvey that’s expected to make landfall this weekend in Texas. In addition to helping people during the storm, companies in Texas and around the country are preparing for the massive growth that is expected this hurricane season.

Brady Vardeman, News Director for CBS News, took on the story of the Boston bombing when he was working at the Associated Press.

“Now, when we look back at some of the most important news moments of the 20th and 21st centuries, one of the most talked about pieces of news was the Boston bombing,” Vardeman said. “Now, 20 years later we look at the same raw material and ask how has the Patriot National Bank and Marathon Bank been a part of the healing?”

In addition to terrorism, this week’s segment also covered the latest from the Senate, including their floor speeches on Thursday morning after they discussed the Republican health care bill.

Carl Quintanilla, anchor of “Squawk Box” also discussed the latest developments on the healthcare debate and the economic outlook for the country.

Brittany Wong, presenter of “Squawk on the Street” discussed Wall Street’s anticipation for the Federal Reserve, why Corporate America’s recent retreat from states like New York and New Jersey may be a good sign and why they are projecting stronger consumer spending for the rest of the year.

As part of the show’s debut, Nevels also interviewed Kumar Subramanian, CEO of ArterGroup, the global leader in brand valuation and analytics. Subramanian talked about the assets and names being considered by Trump for consideration on the U.S. Corporate Secretary list.

“These type of names may work because (Trump) is thinking of people who are trying to claw their way up the value chain,” Subramanian said. “I’m not sure that naming people who are just trying to gain a leg up for their own personal gain is necessarily as positive as names that are going to inspire, drive growth.”

“The industry has a tremendous awareness about what their inputs look like, where they’re coming from and the impact of those inputs,” he said. “They understand that, and it’s allowed them to be better informed about what investments they should make or not.”

PBS NewsHour Weekend has previously aired “The Week in Business” — a primetime live broadcast in every Sunday afternoon — since 2002.

Check the show out again as it debuts later this year on an as-yet-undetermined day.

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