When the markets are down, but the economy is up
Dec 26, 2018

When the markets are down, but the economy is up

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Today is the first day of trading after a very sharp fall in markets — it was the worst Christmas Eve ever for several indices. But several economic indicators related to consumer spending and unemployment are still strong. We'll explore why there's such a disconnect. Afterwards, we'll discuss why Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, and then we'll look at how the Trump administration's move to loosen methane rules will affect the methane-reduction market. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed and Navy Federal Credit Union.

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EPA moves raise questions about future of methane reduction market

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Texas is of course a big oil state, but it’s also home to a growing industry focused on reducing emissions of oil field methane, a climate change causing gas. But the Trump administration is loosening the rules on methane, which could leave these methane-reduction companies with a smaller market for their products and services. The […]
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Today is the first day of trading after a very sharp fall in markets — it was the worst Christmas Eve ever for several indices. But several economic indicators related to consumer spending and unemployment are still strong. We’ll explore why there’s such a disconnect. Afterwards, we’ll discuss why Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission, and then we’ll look at how the Trump administration’s move to loosen methane rules will affect the methane-reduction market. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed and Navy Federal Credit Union.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC