Jan 31, 2017

01/31/2017: Businesses react to Trump’s policies

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We're leading off with two macro-economic stories today. First, currency manipulation: Trump and his aides have accused China, Japan and now Germany of benefiting from undervalued currency. Then, companies are trying to figure out how to navigate the new Trump era. Some are feeling pressure to move manufacturing back to the States, or take a stand on his executive order, and others just want to stay off his Twitter feed. Plus, a preview of this week's "Make Me Smart."

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How Iranian-American businesses are handling the travel ban

Jan 31, 2017
The business challenges that Iranians living in the U.S. might face.
Silvia Sadjadi who migrated from Iran, waits for a family member to arrive beside a arabic sign, after the immigration ban imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on January 30, 2017. Trump's executive order suspended the arrival of all refugees for at least 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely, and bars citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. 
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Uber and Airbnb in the age of Trump

Jan 31, 2017
In his new book, Brad Stone writes about Silicon Valley startups that are changing the world.
A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London on October 28, 2016. 

 
DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images

That shirt you’re wearing? It’s a global product

Jan 31, 2017
What will Trump's trade plans mean for the clothing industry?

Apple reports record profits in first quarter

Jan 31, 2017
It sold 78 million iPhones in three months.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during an Apple product launch event on October 27, 2016 in Cupertino, California. 

 
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Does Germany manipulate the euro?

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Jan 31, 2017
That can be hard to pin down.

Mexican workers warily follow Trump policies

Jan 31, 2017
As U.S. companies react to changing trade policies, Mexican workers are watching.
Men work in a Ford car factory in Villa de Reyes, near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on Jan. 11. 
PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images

We’re leading off with two macro-economic stories today. First, currency manipulation: Trump and his aides have accused China, Japan and now Germany of benefiting from undervalued currency. Then, companies are trying to figure out how to navigate the new Trump era. Some are feeling pressure to move manufacturing back to the States, or take a stand on his executive order, and others just want to stay off his Twitter feed. Plus, a preview of this week’s “Make Me Smart.”

Music from the episode

Alfa Beach Com Truise
Dark Sunrise Rikki Ililonga, Musi-O-Tunya
Compass Point Holy Ghost!
Weekend Smith Westerns
I Sat By The Ocean Queens of the Stone Age