Aug 20, 2018

The U.S. is in a tech race with the world. It’s losing.

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(U.S. Edition) Today, Washington will be host to hundreds of companies testifying about the Trump administration's plan to impose roughly $200 billion more in tariffs on goods from China. Most economists are seeing this as a bad move for the…

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U.S. lagging behind in race for tech supremacy

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Aug 20, 2018
According to a report from the Atlantic Council, a tech revolution is coming that could reshape the world – and the United States has some catching up to do.
An AI robot (L) by CloudMinds is seen during the Mobile World Conference in Shanghai on June 27, 2018.
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(U.S. Edition) Today, Washington will be host to hundreds of companies testifying about the Trump administration’s plan to impose roughly $200 billion more in tariffs on goods from China. Most economists are seeing this as a bad move for the nation’s economy, according to a survey from the National Association for Business Economics. Also, commuters from New Jersey heading into to new are bracing for hard times as this morning marks the start of construction-related lane closures heading into the Lincoln Tunnel. During rush hour, about 10,000 cars an hour move through the tunnel. Then, we check in on the United States’ place in the worldwide tech race. An expert shares how other countries have pulled ahead. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com).

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC