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Economists say the bottom line beats presidential callouts for manufacturers

Jun 23, 2017
President Trump’s practice of calling out major U.S. corporations to publicly pressure them to keep jobs in the U.S. has been well publicized since the 2016 election campaign. Trump has in the past, for example, criticized the air conditioning company Carrier for plans to move jobs to Mexico. He then took credit when the company […]

A year after Brexit vote, some want 'nuclear option'

Jun 23, 2017
Hardliners say Britain should quit Brexit talks and offer unilateral free trade.
Some “hard Brexiters” say that if the U.K. fails to secure a satisfactory deal during negotiations, it should walk out of the talks and make a unilateral declaration of free trade.
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Japan and the EU head for a massive trade deal

Jun 23, 2017
Japan and the European Union say they’re close to agreement on a broad free-trade deal. It would be the largest such pact for the EU. The two trading partners have been hammering out this deal since 2013, but negotiations have taken on new urgency recently.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.