Jun 8, 2018

Why economic success in the U.S. puts pressure on other countries

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(Markets Edition) World leaders from countries like the U.S., Canada and the U.K. are set to meet this weekend as part of the annual G7 summit. On the heels of the event, we'll look at some of the maneuvering that business…

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For older Puerto Ricans, limited housing is a barrier to mainland life post-Hurricane Maria

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Ahead of G-7 summit, lots of behind the scenes lobbying on trade

Jun 8, 2018
Business leaders and their lobbyists urge President Trump to stop levying tariffs.

(Markets Edition) World leaders from countries like the U.S., Canada and the U.K. are set to meet this weekend as part of the annual G7 summit. On the heels of the event, we’ll look at some of the maneuvering that business and trade groups are doing behind the scenes. Afterwards, we’ll hear from Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about why economic trends in the U.S. — even positive ones — can have negative effects abroad. Then, we’ll discuss how limited housing is a barrier for older Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (06/08/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC