Sep 3, 2019

What the trade war’s really doing

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Plus: Taylor Swift's staying power and why Uber can't easily shake its toxic reputation.

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How Uber uberfied us all

Sep 3, 2019
The rise of rideshare company Uber was meteoric. And so was its fall.
The Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in May 2019 in New York City.
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What if there hadn't been a trade war?

Sep 3, 2019
Tensions with China are exacerbating global economic issues, Christine McDaniel of the Mercatus Center says.
Shipping containers await export from China.
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How Taylor Swift became "too big to fail"

Sep 3, 2019
The Ringer's Kate Knibbs explains how the singer's successful branding has helped her become an institution in American music.
Taylor Swift at the 2019 Video Music Awards.
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Exxon Mobil slides out of S&P 500 top 10

Sep 3, 2019
Four decades ago, energy companies made up 25% of the S&P 500 index. Now it’s 4%.
An Exxon gas station in Burbank, California.
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Hiring slows, most of all in industries hit by tariffs

Sep 3, 2019
We check in on President Trump's claims that tariffs on Chinese goods mean more U.S. jobs.
A job seeker looks at a job listing board.
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Music from the episode

Butterflies Kacey Musgraves
Blow Beyoncé
Crystalised The xx
Green Light Lorde
Turnmills Maribou State

The team

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

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