Dec 29, 2016

12/29/16: Why you don’t have to worry about the trade deficit

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Donald Trump has made cutting the U.S. trade deficit one of the centerpieces of his trade agenda. But are trade deficits necessarily a bad thing for the economy? Also: The White House announced sanctions against Russia in retaliation for cyberattacks today. We spoke with Nick Wadhams, foreign policy reporter for Bloomberg, about the response.  Millions of refugees have left their home country for a better life in Germany. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson looks at how Berlin’s tech industry is helping to resettle refugees. 

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A look at energy policy in the age of Trump

Dec 23, 2016
Trump has promised to lift environmental restrictions on the energy sector.
 Supporters cheer for Donald Trump while he was on the campaign trail in West Virginia. 
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The UN and US both have new leaders. Do they agree?

Dec 29, 2016
Trump has already attacked the U.N. Do the two leaders agree on any issues?
The United Nations Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York City.
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White House announces Russia sanctions in retaliation for cyberattacks

Dec 29, 2016
Russian operatives will also be expelled from the U.S.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28:  Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama walk out for a photo-op before the start of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters September 28, 2015 in New York City.
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Why you don’t have to worry about the trade deficit

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Dec 29, 2016
Even if Trump is.
A crane is reflected in a puddle as containers are unloaded. 
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End of seasonal job? In a tight hiring market, you might get a full-time gig

Dec 29, 2016
Works out for seasonal employees and companies
Target worker rings up a customer. 
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Sears gets a financial bump as it closes stores and sells its iconic brands

Dec 29, 2016
Its largest shareholder arranges a line of credit to keep the struggling chain going.
Banners hang from Sears' flagship store in the Loop on Jan. 22, 2014 in Chicago, Ill.
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Donald Trump has made cutting the U.S. trade deficit one of the centerpieces of his trade agenda. But are trade deficits necessarily a bad thing for the economy? Also: The White House announced sanctions against Russia in retaliation for cyberattacks today. We spoke with Nick Wadhams, foreign policy reporter for Bloomberg, about the response.  Millions of refugees have left their home country for a better life in Germany. Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson looks at how Berlin’s tech industry is helping to resettle refugees.