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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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As Amazon turns 25, it keeps sights set on India

by Anu Anand Jul 4, 2019
As Amazon turns 25, a look the relationship with one of its biggest target markets: India.
Employees of Amazon India scan packages at Amazon's newly launched fulfilment center on the outskirts of Bangalore.  (Photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pompeo to visit India during a brewing U.S.-India trade war

by Ben Bradford Jun 21, 2019
The U.S. trade war with China has grabbed the most headlines, but the Trump administration’s relationship with another key economic partner, India, is also growing rockier.
From left, then-U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pose with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi in 2018. Pompeo visits India next week.
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India hits back at U.S. over steel tariffs

by David Brancaccio and Anu Anand Jun 17, 2019
India hit the U.S. with some retaliatory tariffs of its own, a response to U.S. steel and aluminium penalties levied on many countries.
An Indian worker unpacks steel coils unloaded from an Indian Railways train at a new private freight terminal in Sachana village near Viramgam, some 50 kms from Ahmedabad on January 27, 2016.
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Will India be Trump's next trade war target?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jun 4, 2019
Following tariffs on China and Mexico, India's change in trading status change makes it look like a multi-front trade war.
The flags of the United States and India sit on a conference table during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in 2018.
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Inside India's "rotten" education system

by Victoria Craig May 21, 2019
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but a lack of funding and a shortage of school capacity means the country’s education system doesn’t work for the tens of millions of students trying to get through it each year.…
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: School children attending virtual Class at Prabhadevi Municipal Secondary School, on April 10, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Why women hold the key to India's prosperity

by Anu Anand May 21, 2019
India’s rapid growth has not yet encouraged more women to look for jobs. According to the World Bank, India has one of the lowest female labor participation rates in the world. Less than a third of women 15 years and…
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The Indian schools where failure isn't an option

by Anu Anand May 20, 2019
Fierce competition for university spots has led to an increase in "cram schools."
Abhair (L) sits with fellow pupils at a cram school just outside Delhi.
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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

by Victoria Craig May 14, 2019
Here are some of the millions of informal workers who hold the key to India's jobs market.
An Indian vendor roasts peanuts at a roadside stall in Amritsar in 2018.
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India: where a million new jobs a month isn't enough

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India isn't generating enough jobs to lift living standards.
Laborers stand on the side of the road hoping to pick up work on April 9, 2019 in Bhopal, India.
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How to fix India's jobless growth

by Anu Anand May 13, 2019
India has one of the youngest populations in the world. But the lack of jobs for them is a huge problem.
More than half of India's population are under the age of 25.
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