Nov 2, 2020

Checking in with U.S. manufacturing

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Ahead of the election, a look at one of President Trump's promises for the manufacturing industry and whether or not he's kept it. Plus, how one European country with a population the size of Maine has figured out online voting.

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Has Trump kept his promises to U.S. manufacturing and Carrier?

As president-elect, Trump cut a deal to keep a manufacturing plant in Indiana. But the industry's workers have still taken a hit.
A Federal Reserve analysis found that the trade war with China actually ended up costing more U.S. manufacturing jobs than it created.
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Estonia proves trust is at the heart of online voting

Nov 2, 2020
And, for the country's citizens, 99% of public services happen online. Voting was added to that list in 2005.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many Americans to vote early, the idea of casting ballots online has become an attractive possibility. The small European nation of Estonia has proved it's possible, but how feasible is it for the U.S.?
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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