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Mar 31, 2017

03/31/17: Trump’s trade agenda

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During his campaign, Trump criticized America's trading relationship with the rest of the world. Now his administration is set to issue two executive orders on trade today. We'll take a look at what the president plans to achieve with these new actions. Next, we'll talk about Amazon's plan to woo big food companies so they can sell their products to them and rely less on grocery chains. And finally, we'll discuss our upcoming series "Robots Ate My Job," which takes a look at how the real competition for our jobs often comes from automation. 

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Amazon wants to bring more food suppliers on board

Mar 31, 2017
The online retailing behemoth Amazon is reportedly courting big food manufacturers. According to Bloomberg, the retailer is asking the companies to pay a visit to its Seattle headquarters for several days of talks. The point of such a meeting? To try to get companies like General Mills and Mondelez to rely less on big grocery […]

A new Senate bill puts pennies in the crosshairs

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A new Senate bill proposes some changes to American currency — switching from dollar bills to coins, making nickels out of cheaper metals and suspending production of the penny. But why are these copper-colored coins in the crosshairs? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like 04/12/2017: Will robots […]

03/31/17: How'd we do this quarter?

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Mar 31, 2017
Today is the last day of the quarter, so now is a good time to look back. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, explains from a market perspective why we've been going through a turbulent, difficult time. Afterwards, we'll examine Trump's trade policy agenda, which includes a plan to tackle the trade deficit.

During his campaign, Trump criticized America’s trading relationship with the rest of the world. Now his administration is set to issue two executive orders on trade today. We’ll take a look at what the president plans to achieve with these new actions. Next, we’ll talk about Amazon’s plan to woo big food companies so they can sell their products to them and rely less on grocery chains. And finally, we’ll discuss our upcoming series “Robots Ate My Job,” which takes a look at how the real competition for our jobs often comes from automation. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC