Japan’s struggling economy & Hanke on Cuba

The bid to buy Starwood just got a little more interesting and US consumer spending rose moderately in February. Ameera David weighs in, followed by Bianca Facchinei taking a look at California’s bid to raise the minimum wage. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports the latest on Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.

After the break, Edward Harrison sits down with Steve Hanke – professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University – to discuss Cuba. And in The Big Deal, Ameera and Edward talk about Japan.

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