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Feb 8, 2021

Which carmaker is going to partner with Apple?

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Hyundai says it's not in talks with Apple over autonomous car production. Plus, how toy companies are managing in the pandemic despite not having as many big movie releases to rely upon. And, where President Biden's approach to climate change leaves the coal industry.

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Delayed movie releases ripple through toy industry

Feb 8, 2021
Some licensed toys connected to legacy franchises still sold well, and 2020 overall was a good year for toy sales
Despite delays to big theatrical releases in 2020, licensed toys connected to legacy franchises, like "Star Wars," sold well last year.
Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Disney

It's economics, not policy, that's hurting the coal industry

Feb 8, 2021
One energy analyst says "the reality is that the marketplace is attacking coal."
While the coal industry isn’t counting on favorable policy from the Biden administration, it’s just hoping to at least remain part of the conversation.
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Music from the episode

Blue Pill Blues Early James

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director