Dec 30, 2016

12/30/16: America’s space strategy

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The Obama administration has issued sanctions on Russia in response to allegations that the country hacked the U.S. and influenced the presidential election. How will the incoming Trump administration decide to deal with Russia? And in other Trump-related matters, a look at what his presidency means for U.S. strategy in space. 

Segments From this episode

What Trump's presidency could mean for U.S. strategies in space

Dec 30, 2016
There are concerns about how he could influence NASA's climate change research.
An artist's impression of the planetary system around the red dwarf Gliese 581. 
ESO via Getty Images

Can refugees and former inmates help fill the labor gap in Arizona?

Dec 30, 2016
Home developers are having a hard time keeping up with demand, stalling housing market growth in the area.
Nasrullah Shinwari works with Austin Electric to add electrical wire to a five-bedroom house before drywall is added.
Carrie Jung/KJZZ

The hottest holiday toy has some parents fuming

Dec 30, 2016
Spin Master troubleshoots the birds' failure to hatch.
gardener41/Flickr

How India is coping with its cash crisis

Dec 30, 2016
Today is the last day to deposit 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.
Customers lining up at a bank in India.
Sally Herships/Marketplace

Euro faces headwinds on 15th birthday

Dec 30, 2016
Nineteen out of the 28 European Union nations use the currency.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

12/30/16: Relaxed financial restrictions in China

Dec 30, 2016
On the last business day of 2016, we'll look at why China announced it's opening its financial industry to foreign companies. Next, we'll explore the future of America's space strategy under a Trump administration and talk about some reported defects with the hot holiday toy Hatchimals.

The Obama administration has issued sanctions on Russia in response to allegations that the country hacked the U.S. and influenced the presidential election. How will the incoming Trump administration decide to deal with Russia? And in other Trump-related matters, a look at what his presidency means for U.S. strategy in space. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC