Jul 16, 2018

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We're starting today with news from overseas, not Helsinki but Geneva, where the World Trade Organization is fielding complains from China against the United States, and the U.S. against pretty much everybody. We'll talk about what happens next and what…

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Fewer people are taking their families out to the ballgame this year

Jul 16, 2018
Watching the game on TV has made it a lot easier to stay home.
A pair of fans sit in a large section of empty seats during a rain delay before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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Five things to know about the World Trade Organization

Jul 16, 2018
The U.S. and China have both brought new complaints to the WTO.
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We’re starting today with news from overseas, not Helsinki but Geneva, where the World Trade Organization is fielding complains from China against the United States, and the U.S. against pretty much everybody. We’ll talk about what happens next and what it could mean for the brewing trade war(s). Then: site glitches aside, Amazon’s Prime Day has become a sort of Black Friday in July, which means a lot of packages will be on the move these next few days. We’ll look at whether the shipping industry will be able to, uh, deliver. Plus: If you’re sad the World Cup’s over, there’s always baseball … and Major League Baseball has lots of open seats.

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