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The trade war comes for batteries, coats and human hair
Aug 29, 2019

The trade war comes for batteries, coats and human hair

Today, a look at some of the Chinese products subject to new tariffs. Plus: 100-year bonds, algorithms and volatility.  

Segments From this episode

5 targets in the trade war's latest fallout

About $300 billion worth of Chinese goods are getting hit with tariffs this weekend, including merry-go-rounds and lithium-ion batteries.
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Meet the algorithms connecting Trump tweets and the stock market

Aug 29, 2019
Here's how and why the stock market responds instantaneously to tweets by President Trump.
The floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the closing bell on August 2, 2017.
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It’s taking less time to get a mortgage

Aug 29, 2019
The average closing time has fallen by almost half in the past two years, according to one survey.
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In the scrap metals business, replacing China is tough

Aug 29, 2019
"You just have to put your ear to the ground and take some plane rides," said Randy Goodman, vice president at Green America Inc.
A mountain of scrap metal in Liverpool, England, waits to be exported.
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What's the appeal of the "century bond"?

Aug 29, 2019
Investors would sign up to loan the U.S. government money for 50 or even 100 years.
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Fact-checking the EPA's claim that oil & gas companies have an incentive to catch leaking methane

Aug 30, 2019
EPA justifies its rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry.
The Hess Gas Plant in Tioga, North Dakota, as seen in 2013.
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Music from the episode

Bambu Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7
Comfort Zone Lym Em
Fast Car Tracy Chapman
That Girl Justin Timberlake
Taro alt-J

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer

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