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03/13/2018: What "America First" looks like
Mar 13, 2018

03/13/2018: What "America First" looks like

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The Trump Administration is reportedly looking to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, adding up to $60 billion in tariffs that would target tech products and telecom companies. That follows the White House's surprise move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's bid to buy Qualcomm because of possible national security implications. Semiconductor deals often get extra scrutiny since the tech is so important, but this case is different. That's where we're starting today. Then we'll look at the job ahead of Trump's new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. Plus, an excerpt from this week's Make Me Smart, which returns with new episodes today.

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For American children of Mexican immigrants, a battle to get documented in Mexico

Mar 13, 2018
More than a quarter million people who were born in the U.S. to Mexican parents live in Mexico and haven’t been registered in either place.
Daniela Silva Abascal and her father Daniel Silva Soto at home in Puebla, Mexico.
Jorge Valencia for Marketplace

State Department role not limited to diplomacy

Mar 13, 2018
International reaction to President Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been muted. One of the few public statements today came from Germany’s deputy foreign minister, who said it would not improve ties with his country. The State Department will face some tough challenges globally in the months ahead — everything from North […]

Big Tech is slowly, carefully creeping into banking

Mar 13, 2018
After disrupting retail, bookstores and media, tech companies are tiptoeing into the highly-regulated world of banking.

The Trump Administration is reportedly looking to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, adding up to $60 billion in tariffs that would target tech products and telecom companies. That follows the White House’s surprise move to block Singapore-based Broadcom’s bid to buy Qualcomm because of possible national security implications. Semiconductor deals often get extra scrutiny since the tech is so important, but this case is different. That’s where we’re starting today. Then we’ll look at the job ahead of Trump’s new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. Plus, an excerpt from this week’s Make Me Smart, which returns with new episodes today.

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