Jul 17, 2017

07/17/2017: China growth holds steady

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China has released its latest GDP figures, revealing that the economy grew 6.9 percent compared to this time last year. On today's show, we'll take a look at the role China's investment in infrastructure plays in this growth. Afterwards, we'll…

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The US still wants a say in how UN climate change money is spent

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The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, but it’s already put $1 billion into the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. That’s meant to help poor and developing countries manage climate change. And while President Trump said he…

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Skill shortages hamper fracking operations

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07/17/2017: Is Netflix's investment in original content a smart bet?

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The Senate was supposed to vote on the latest attempt at health care reform, but that's been delayed. Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, stopped by to explain what this means for the legislative calendar and other parts of the…

China has released its latest GDP figures, revealing that the economy grew 6.9 percent compared to this time last year. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at the role China’s investment in infrastructure plays in this growth. Afterwards, we’ll discuss America’s relationship with the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, and then talk about the worker shortage in the fracking industry.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC