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The Markle Effect

May 17, 2018

We're just a couple days away from the royal wedding, and the fashion industry loves Meghan Markle. We'll look at her style and how it might change once she marries Prince Harry. But first, let's talk about the Newtonian law of global trade: For every policy action, there's an equal or opposite reaction. Japan could reportedly be taking the United States to the World Trade Organization over steel and aluminum tariffs, and we'll spend some time at the top of today's show exploring trade's many unintended consequences. Then: Birthrates have been on the decline for a while, and the latest numbers have kept up that trend. So if Americans aren't getting busy, what will happen to the labor force? Plus, hard times in a boom town and the Vatican on economics. (05/17/2018)

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