Feb 1, 2017

02/01/2017: The view of Trump from the Middle East

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Republicans rolled back regulations on the energy industry, including rules about payments from foreign governments. Plus, Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary is reporting from Dalton, Georgia on the future of jobs there under President Donald Trump. Plus, the view of Trump's travel ban from the Middle East and how trade policy affects $300 jeans.

Segments From this episode

What Trump's trade policies could mean for the high-end jeans business

Feb 1, 2017
Peter Kim is the founder and CEO of Hudson Jeans, a high-end denim company based in LA. He talks about how he made his company and what this new administration might mean for his business.
Peter Kim is the CEO and Founder of Hudson Jeans.
Thomas Wasper

The travel ban, as seen from the Middle East

Feb 1, 2017
BuzzFeed News' Borzou Daragahi tells us how other countries are taking advantage of the U.S. travel ban.
An Iranian man holds a local newspaper displaying a portrait of Donald Trump a day after his election as the new US president, in the capital Tehran, on November 10, 2016. 

 
ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

Travel ban draws reaction from academics

Feb 1, 2017
Over 5,000 academics have spoken up

Corporate America’s Trump dilemma

Feb 1, 2017
Many companies have found themselves in the political spotlight with this new administration.

The future of jobs in Dalton, Georgia

Feb 1, 2017
Marketplace's Lizzie O'Leary takes a tour of the carpet manufacturing capital of the world.
An astroturf football field in Dalton, Georgia made in a local carpet manufacturing factory.
Eliza Mills/Marketplace

Corruption in the fossil fuel sector may get less prying eyes

Feb 1, 2017
The dismantling of coal, oil and gas industry regulations raises eyebrows and applause.

Republicans rolled back regulations on the energy industry, including rules about payments from foreign governments. Plus, Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary is reporting from Dalton, Georgia on the future of jobs there under President Donald Trump. Plus, the view of Trump’s travel ban from the Middle East and how trade policy affects $300 jeans.

Music from the episode

Tongue Tied Grouplove
Let's Get It Started - Spike Mix The Black Eyed Peas
Downtown (feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grandmaster Caz, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Eric Nally, Kool Moe Dee
N 2 Gether Now Limp Bizkit, Method Man
Someday The Strokes