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Jan 5, 2017

01/05/17: The world’s top risks for 2017

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Trump's pick for chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton, who's represented the companies he could soon regulate. Next, we'll talk with the Eurasia Group about the top political risks for 2017, and then explore the intersection of tech and infrastructure.

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The top risks to the world in 2017

Jan 5, 2017
No. 1 on the list: An independent America, according to the Eurasia Group.
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How does an agriculture giant like Monsanto respond to climate change?

Jan 5, 2017
Monsanto will report earnings today. One of the biggest factors for the agricultural giant’s business is how it responds to climate change. The company has invested in things like weather analysis and biotech to help farmers grow crops in the face of changing weather patterns. But climate change is an issue for Monsanto, too.  Click […]

Mexico could face inflation worries with deregulation and rise in gas prices

Jan 5, 2017
The cost of gasoline in Mexico has spiked since the start of the new year. And people there are protesting about it. That’s because President Enrique Pena Nieto’s administration deregulated the industry. The problem is that the Mexican economy is struggling and the peso is losing value.  And, the rise in gas costs could also […]

A new financial rule that aims to protect clients' interests faces pushback

Jan 5, 2017
The rule has been almost a decade in the making.
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01/05/17: The risks Monsanto faces

Jan 5, 2017
Sales have lacked luster at Kohl's, and 10,000 people have lost their jobs at Macy's. Retailers are experiencing a grim outlook across the board. Diane Swonk, CEO of DS Economics, breaks down why this is happening. Next, we'll talk about the risks Monsanto faces amid changing weather patterns, and a proposed fiduciary rule that may not actually take effect.

Trump’s pick for chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton, who’s represented the companies he could soon regulate. Next, we’ll talk with the Eurasia Group about the top political risks for 2017, and then explore the intersection of tech and infrastructure.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC