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NAFTA is dead, long live NAFTA
Oct 1, 2018

NAFTA is dead, long live NAFTA

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The Trump administration has struck a deal with Mexico and Canada to revise NAFTA, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. We'll bring you the details and see how the deal is playing down on the farm. Plus: Elon Musk stepped down from Tesla's board this weekend to settle fraud charges, but he'll stay on as CEO of the electric car company. We'll talk about the reasoning behind that move. Plus: In the 20th century, rent strikes were a common tactic to protest living conditions. In 2018's crowded housing market, they might make a comeback.

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SEC agreement puts the brakes on Elon Musk

Oct 1, 2018
Tesla CEO pays the price for tweets.

For farmers in central Washington, the USMCA is "a big relief"

Oct 1, 2018
Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches in Yakima says the new trade deal takes away some uncertainty for farmers like him.
Workers harvest apples at Loftus Ranches in Yakima, Washington, in 2016
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

Rent strikes make a comeback in tight housing markets

Oct 1, 2018
In cities where a housing shortage is driving up rents, some residents are withholding theirs to protest poor conditions.
Striking Westlake tenants march through their neighborhood in late July.
Matt Tinoco/LAist

General Electric: What's an industrial conglomerate to do?

Oct 1, 2018
General Electric told investors Monday it has ousted CEO John Flannery after only about a year in the job. The company said it’s also going to miss profit forecasts this year. These are tough times at one of America’s most iconic businesses, which raises the question: What is the role of an industrial conglomerate like […]
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The Trump administration has struck a deal with Mexico and Canada to revise NAFTA, now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. We’ll bring you the details and see how the deal is playing down on the farm. Plus: Elon Musk stepped down from Tesla’s board this weekend to settle fraud charges, but he’ll stay on as CEO of the electric car company. We’ll talk about the reasoning behind that move. Plus: In the 20th century, rent strikes were a common tactic to protest living conditions. In 2018’s crowded housing market, they might make a comeback.

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