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Mar 18, 2021

What ever happened to the U.S.-China trade war?

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On today's show: The icy trade relationship between the U.S. and China continues. Plus, Google will spend $7 billion on offices and data centers in the U.S.

Segments From this episode

The bond market

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal explains the growing disconnect between Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s statements on inflation and the bond market as the 10-year Treasury yield hits a 14-month high.

China tech, trade tensions expected to continue under Biden administration

Mar 18, 2021
As officials meet in Alaska, the White House will likely maintain a hard line on protectionism, hacking and technology pilfering.
The Chinese are expected to ask the U.S. to end tariffs imposed by the previous president, though that may come at a price.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Google plans to invest $7 billion in real estate nationwide

Mar 18, 2021
CEO Sundar Pichai says the expansion plan is part of the company's efforts to diversify its workforce racially and geographically.
One of the reasons Google says it's branching out into new locations is to make connections with new communities.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Brexit trade frictions with the EU rile UK exporters

Mar 18, 2021
Fishermen, farmers and musicians in Britain complain about the new post-Brexit barriers to doing business with the EU.
U.K. fishermen, among others, have suffered large losses because of barriers to trade with the EU.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

What happens when Big Tech moves into health care?

Mar 18, 2021
Amazon is expanding its Amazon Care virtual health care platform nationwide. Some privacy advocates are worried.
With Amazon Care, the giant online retailer and cloud services provider is expanding into a massive industry that touches every American.
Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

The pandemic has been especially damaging to working moms

Employment for women may not recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024 — two years after a recovery for men.
Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Tonight Little People
Tail Chaser Gitkin
Sound Is Vibration Atmosphere
Just Jammin' Gramatik
Satellite STRFKR

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer