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Aug 30, 2018

U.S., Canada at odds over dairy industry protections

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(U.S. Edition) President Trump has given Canada a Friday deadline to get on board with a revised trade agreement designed to replace NAFTA. One of the big sticking points in negotiations is how Canada protects its dairy industry. Then, Argentina is requesting that the International Monetary Fund expedite the payment of a $50-billion aid package it got in June. This gives off the appearance to many that Argentina's economy is struggling even more than they thought. Also, we take a look at French president Emmanuel Macron's idea for a pool of funds that extends to all euro-using countries in the event of an economic emergency. Today's show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/30/2018)

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Canada protects its dairy industry. President Trump is tired of that.

Aug 30, 2018
The president has given Canada until Friday to sign on to a new trade agreement, but the dairy industry has been one of the prime sticking points during negotiations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) speaks with dairy farmers in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 2018. - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.
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Argentina – another emerging market economy feels the heat

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Aug 30, 2018
What kind of shape is South America's second-largest economy in?
Currency exchange values are displayed in the buy-sell board of a bureau de exchange in Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2018. - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said Wednesday that the International Monetary Fund has agreed to accelerate funding in support of his government's austerity program. The development came amid heightened volatility in the South American country's financial and currency markets, which have been battered by uncertainty over inflation, an economic downturn and budget deficits.
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(U.S. Edition) President Trump has given Canada a Friday deadline to get on board with a revised trade agreement designed to replace NAFTA. One of the big sticking points in negotiations is how Canada protects its dairy industry. Then, Argentina is requesting that the International Monetary Fund expedite the payment of a $50-billion aid package it got in June. This gives off the appearance to many that Argentina’s economy is struggling even more than they thought. Also, we take a look at French president Emmanuel Macron’s idea for a pool of funds that extends to all euro-using countries in the event of an economic emergency. Today’s show is sponsored by Abby Connect (Abbyconnect.com/morning) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/30/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC