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Asia signs a trade deal without the U.S.
Nov 16, 2020

Asia signs a trade deal without the U.S.

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Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries have signed a major China-backed trade deal. What does it mean that the U.S. has been excluded? Plus, the arrival of Walmart Pet Care. And, New York City businesses try to negotiate on paying rent.

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China, Asia-Pacific countries sign deal to form world's biggest trading bloc

The China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership forms the world’s largest trading bloc.
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh attend the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact at the ASEAN summit held online in Hanoi on Nov. 15, 2020.
Nhac Nguyen/AFP via Getty Images

Walmart unleashes new pet offerings

Nov 16, 2020
Can the mega-retailer compete with specialty stores in the nearly $100 billion pet sector?
A newly adopted pup gets a belly rub in Escondido, California. More Americans have acquired pets during the pandemic.
Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images

Some NYC businesses are trying to negotiate for lower rent

Nov 16, 2020
With pandemic restrictions still cutting into revenues, some business owners say they need a break on commercial rent. But not all landlords are willing to negotiate.
Joanne Kwong at one of Pearl River Mart's locations.
Camille Petersen

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer