Dec 29, 2016

12/29/16: The driving forces in our global economy

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A potential settlement between Japanese airbag maker Takata and the Justice Department over faulty airbags; new potential standards on organic food production from the Obama administration; and the role of emerging markets in the global economy.

Segments From this episode

Why emerging markets in Africa matter to the U.S.

Dec 29, 2016
Economic development in Africa is important to U.S. security, says one expert.
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Remember laminators? They're disappearing.

Dec 29, 2016
With digital documents replacing paper, the office supply business is taking a hit.
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Proposed organic food labeling standards have some crying foul

Dec 29, 2016
The Agriculture Department proposal may not take effect.
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States out of compliance with Homeland Security state ID standards have about a year to get in line

Dec 29, 2016
Nine states haven’t complied with the Real ID Act of 2005.
Residents of these states may have to show their passports to get on a flight.
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12/29/16: Lamenting laminators

Dec 29, 2016
In November, there was a decrease in exports and an increase in imports for the U.S. We'll dig into the Commerce Department's latest trade numbers. Next, we'll look at a nationwide deadline for states to comply with the Real ID Act. If states don't follow the measure's standards, their residents could have to show their passports to board a plane. And to wrap up, we'll explore the disappearance of laminators.

Trump announces that Sprint is keeping 5,000 jobs in the U.S.

Dec 29, 2016
Was he really the reason behind it?
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A potential settlement between Japanese airbag maker Takata and the Justice Department over faulty airbags; new potential standards on organic food production from the Obama administration; and the role of emerging markets in the global economy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC