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The presidential promise to “buy American”

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President Joe Biden signs an executive order meant to channel the government's buying power into American products.

President Joe Biden signs an executive order meant to channel the government's buying power into American products. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

"Buy American" is a common presidential promise. Why is it so hard to do?

by Kimberly Adams Jan 25, 2021
President Biden signed an executive order to ensure that federal dollars purchase U.S.-made products — like the Trump administration and others before it.
COVID-19

Corporations pile on debt to survive pandemic

by Marielle Segarra Jan 25, 2021
But eventually they'll need to make enough money to pay it back. Will changes in consumer behavior be permanent?
COVID & Unemployment

Extra $300 in federal jobless benefits is making a difference, but is it enough?

by Samantha Fields Jan 25, 2021
“It's not as good as the $600, obviously, but it's better than nothing."

Boston Consulting CEO on the ties between business and politics

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Jan 25, 2021
Rich Lesser said the business world is ready to find common ground with the Biden administration.
COVID-19

The drivers of this economy: Long-haul trucking in the pandemic

by Kai Ryssdal and Alli Fam Jan 25, 2021
Back in the spring, state transportation departments closed highway rest stops. And that put a strain on drivers.

Coke, Audi and Budweiser will sit out the Super Bowl

by Kristin Schwab Jan 25, 2021
Between chaos in Washington and coronavirus anxiety, advertisers are worried about tone.

Music from the episode

Teenage Birdsong Four Tet
Coco Mango (FloFilz Remix) MF DOOM, FloFilz
Colours Hot Chip
Ego Beyoncé
Superposition Young the Giant

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