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On today's show, we'll talk about how the G-20 summit has changed over the years; Mylan's tax home in the Netherlands; and Mattel's plans to bring American Girl dolls to about 100 Toys R Us locations.

Segments From this episode

American Girl heads to Toys R Us

Sep 2, 2016
Amid slumping sales, American Girl dolls go Toys R Us.
Inside an American Girl retail store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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Obama's last G-20 summit may highlight its limitations

Sep 2, 2016
Now that the financial crisis has faded, this G-20 is unlikely to lead to dramatic coordinated action.
A security guard patrols a hotel in Hangzhou, China.
NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

I am the Captain now: self-driving ships coming soon

Sep 2, 2016
Engineers plan a fully self-driving cargo ship by the end of the decade.
In this artist’s rendering, a Rolls-Royce autonomous cargo ship sails the open seas without captain or crew.
Courtesy Rolls-Royce plc

US economy adds 151,000 jobs in August

Sep 2, 2016
That number falls short of economists' expectations.
A job seeker fills out an application at a job fair in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

South Korea decides not to bail out its biggest shipping line

Sep 2, 2016
The release of the August jobs report; problems for Hanjin, South Korea's biggest shipping line; and the rise of autonomous ships.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about how the G-20 summit has changed over the years; Mylan’s tax home in the Netherlands; and Mattel’s plans to bring American Girl dolls to about 100 Toys R Us locations.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC