Jan 18, 2017

01/18/2017: ‘Mutually assured economic destruction’

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It's another week of confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet picks. We'll share the highlights from Betsy Devos's contentious hearing, and look at what we can expect from Tom Price's. Next, Marketplace's Scott Tong will discuss what the relationship between the U.S. and China might look like after Trump takes office. Do we have a future trade war on our hands? 

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Let’s do the numbers: the cost of inauguration

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Jan 18, 2017
The inauguration is Friday. So, who pays for what?
A view of the west front of the U.S. Capitol during the dress rehearsal for Friday's inauguration.
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Live from London: It’s Woody Harrelson

Jan 18, 2017
In an effort to boost movie theater attendance on weekdays, Fathom Entertainment on Thursday will live stream “Lost In London,” a one-hour live movie shot by Woody Harrelson. Strong ticket sales could make a difference to this small but growing segment of the movie theater business. Click the above audio player to hear the full […]

01/18/17: Trade, Trump and the theater

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Jan 18, 2017
Trump's nominee for Secretary of Commerce, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, has a lot of opinions on trade. Philip Levy, from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, breaks down what the department actually does when it comes to that issue. Next, we'll talk about Trump's relationship with our currency and the markets. The U.S. dollar fell to its lowest level in weeks after he said it was too strong. Is volatility something we need to get used to? Plus: a look at Woody Harrelson's plan to direct and star in a livestreamed film called "Lost in London."

It’s another week of confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet picks. We’ll share the highlights from Betsy Devos’s contentious hearing, and look at what we can expect from Tom Price’s. Next, Marketplace’s Scott Tong will discuss what the relationship between the U.S. and China might look like after Trump takes office. Do we have a future trade war on our hands? 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC