Learn about the WTO Appellate Body, or what’s left of it
Oct 18, 2018

Learn about the WTO Appellate Body, or what’s left of it

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(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve looks poised to raise interest rates yet again in December. Also on Thursday, nearly 60 million people worldwide are participating in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Earthquakes are a way of life for many Californians, so the ShakeOut could spark homeowners’ interest in earthquake coverage. Then we learn about the WTO’s appellate body, which functions as a sort of Supreme Court for trade. The body is shrinking as judges’ terms expire and the Trump administration blocks the appointment and re-appointment of judges to it. If it loses one more member, it will cease to function. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com), PayPal (paypal.com) and Selligent (selligent.com). (10/18/2018)

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The Trump administration is trying to "effectively kill" the WTO's Appellate Body

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Oct 18, 2018
The Trump administration has been blocking the appointment and reappointment of judges to the panel as members' terms expire.
The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva.
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration is trying to "effectively kill" the WTO's Appellate Body

by
Oct 18, 2018
The Trump administration has been blocking the appointment and reappointment of judges to the panel as members' terms expire.
The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva.
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve looks poised to raise interest rates yet again in December. Also on Thursday, nearly 60 million people worldwide are participating in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. Earthquakes are a way of life for many Californians, so the ShakeOut could spark homeowners’ interest in earthquake coverage. Then we learn about the WTO’s appellate body, which functions as a sort of Supreme Court for trade. The body is shrinking as judges’ terms expire and the Trump administration blocks the appointment and re-appointment of judges to it. If it loses one more member, it will cease to function. Today’s show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group (gaincapital.com), PayPal (paypal.com) and Selligent (selligent.com). (10/18/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC