May 18, 2018

When a community loses a grocery store

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(Markets Edition) The Commerce Department is gearing up to honor dozens of U.S. exporters, with most of them small or mid-sized businesses. On the heels of this occasion, we'll take a closer look at how many small companies export, and…

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Here’s why U.S. small businesses don’t export more

May 21, 2018
The Commerce Department kicks off World Trade Week on Monday. It’s honoring 43 U.S. exporters. Thirty-three of them are small- or mid-sized businesses. But as it turns out, small businesses could be exporting more. Click the audio player above to…

Communities are creating their own solutions to food deserts

May 21, 2018
Kroger say it’s closing about 40 stores nationwide. Many are in neighborhoods the U.S. Department of Agriculture already calls food deserts. That’s a place where food is hard to get, either because it’s too  far away or it’s not affordable.…

(Markets Edition) The Commerce Department is gearing up to honor dozens of U.S. exporters, with most of them small or mid-sized businesses. On the heels of this occasion, we’ll take a closer look at how many small companies export, and why they could be exporting a lot more. Afterwards, we’ll discuss Apple’s plans to launch a second corporate headquarters, which reports say could be located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Plus: Amid Kroger’s announcement that it’s closing 40 stores nationwide, we’ll explore how the loss of a grocery store can affect communities. (05/21/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC