Aug 23, 2019

What makes the dollar strong?

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Plus: Robocalls, the toy-to-movie pipeline and the latest tariff news.

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Five things to think about when Trump says he wants a weaker dollar

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When thinking about the U.S. dollar, it's important to think globally.
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States, phone companies reach deal to block robocalls

Aug 23, 2019
The move to crack down on spam and fraudulent calls is still voluntary and lacks a deadline.
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China's new tariff retaliation hits U.S. auto and parts sectors

Aug 23, 2019
China is the No. 2 export market for U.S. vehicles, notably the BMW X5 sport utility vehicle assembled in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Cars produced by SAIC Motor Corp. wait to be exported to the U.S. at a port in Lianyungang in China's eastern Jiangsu province in 2018. China's new tariffs affect U.S. cars being exported to China.
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Automatic Reply: "Gone fishin'"

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Tom Hanley keeps his out-of-office email short and sweet.
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Music from the episode

Pa Pa Power Dead Man's Bones
On It Maestro Nightmares On Wax
Star Roving Slowdive
Counting Stars Nujabes
Juke Box Mama Link Wray
San Junipero The Bamboos

The team

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

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