Marketplace for Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Aug 24, 2016

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not doing so well with the major party candidates this election season; Kai talks with Middendorf's Restaurant owner Horst Pfeifer in Akers, Louisiana about running his business during a massive flood; and the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work in universities have the right to unionize.

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Burkini ban boosts sales 'by 200 percent'

Aug 24, 2016
The burkini is a full-bodied Islamic swimsuit that's part burqa and part bikini.
Muslim models display burkini swimsuits at a shop in western Sydney on Friday. Part bikini, part all-covering burqa, the burkini swimsuit has sparked huge controversy in France. But in Australia, where the beach is a national obsession, it's seen as a symbol of inclusion, says its designer Aheda Zanetti.
SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

Oil train traffic is down — for market reasons

Aug 24, 2016
Economics are proving more powerful than protest in stifling crude-by-rail shipments.
At its peak, in October 2014, trains leaving the Bakken region of North Dakota moved more than 29 million barrels.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Keeping business afloat in Louisiana flooding

Aug 24, 2016
A husband and wife team run Middendorf's restaurant in a flood-prone swamp just outside of New Orleans.
A front view of Middendorf's.
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UK businesses have mixed feelings two months after Brexit vote

Aug 24, 2016
A gun manufacturer is relieved and thinks the UK may have dodged the bullet.
Pro-Brexit supporters holds up placards as they demonstrate outside Downing street in central London on July 13, 2016, on the day new British Prime Minister Theresa May takes over at number 10.
NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. military is kinda like Walmart, here's how

Aug 24, 2016
The military got big and it's hard to scale back.
"The military", said Rosa Brooks, "has become the nation's one-stop shop."
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

TPP proponents face a tough crowd this election season

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Aug 24, 2016
With both presidential nominees opposed to the TPP, focus shifts to the lame duck.
With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both opposing the TPP in its present form, the pact has become a political football in this election season.
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Graduate students win recognition as employees

Aug 24, 2016
A National Labor Relations Board ruling could trigger a wave of unionization.
Graduate Students at Yale University thank the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for making collective bargaining rights and unionization legal.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not doing so well with the major party candidates this election season; Kai talks with Middendorf’s Restaurant owner Horst Pfeifer in Akers, Louisiana about running his business during a massive flood; and the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work in universities have the right to unionize.

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