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The week ahead American apprentices, online shopping and a glacial journey

Here's a selection of the stories we will be bringing you in the upcoming week.


Monday & Tuesday 

With a Swiss delegation in Washington meeting with US President Trump’s administration about vocational training, we take a look at the Swiss and American apprenticeship systems in a two-part series. Part one will focus on how popular this kind of job training is in both countries, and how it’s funded. Part two looks at how “earn-while-you-learn” opportunities are regulated in Switzerland and the United States. 



Switzerland is considering a ban on certain ingredients found in anti-perspirants that some studies have found can cause cancer. But the country’s chief oversight body maintains that the evidence is not convincing. We look at the facts and how consumers are treating the question. 



Swiss consumers face a major obstacle in the form of geoblocking, which means they can’t order products online from certain countries. This often results in limited choice and higher prices than if they lived elsewhere in Europe. Is an end to the practice in sight?



Take a 360-degree, immersive journey deep into Switzerland’s Plaine Morte glacier, which is retreating more than any other Alpine ice sheet.

What you may have missed last week:

Cross-border shopping What to do about Switzerland’s eye-watering prices?

Switzerland remains in a price league of its own, driving thrifty shoppers over its borders. Politicians and consumer groups are now demanding action.

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