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Our Global Economy

Stories that provide depth and context to interrelated economic issues, including the best from PRI’s The World, The Takeaway, Living on Earth, and other popular programs.

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How much will a 25% tariff hurt sales of Scotch?

Distillers — and consumers — are worried about the impact of a 25% tariff on exports of Scottish whisky to the US.

4mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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How immigrant workers are preparing for automation in agriculture

Immigrants, who comprise the majority of agriculture industry workers in the US, are turning to training and education to make sure they’re not left behind by automation.

5mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Exxon and oil sands go on trial in New York climate fraud case

The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions

4mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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You’re not being fleeced: This carbon-negative sweater comes with sheep included

Does your winter wear come with an animal who helped make it? If you're shopping at Sheep Inc., the answer is yes. But for co-founder Edzard van der Wyck it's not a gimmick — it's a reminder about how clothes are made, and what the fashion industry costs the environment.

3mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Will Iowa farmers benefit from Trump's newest deals with China and Japan?

The United States and Japan have signed a tentative trade deal that would open up Japan to more American-grown wheat, pork and beef.

6mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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In a culture of selfies and social media, how do you check your ego?

Greek tragedy’s favorite fatal flaw is making a comeback, says the author of "Ego is the Enemy."

27mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Finland's answer to food waste: 'Best-before' is actually good later — with a discount

S-market in Helsinki has started holding "happy hours" at their stores. But instead of getting a cheap beer, shoppers get a discount on, say, a pound of shrimp or a pork tenderloin nearing its expiration date.

3mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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China dominates the electric bus market, but the US is getting on board

Electric buses produce fewer emissions, are quieter and need less maintenance than diesel buses.

5mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Why are so many Korean karaoke joints going silent?

Noraebang have been a staple of entertainment in South Korea since 1991 when karaoke machines arrived from Japan. But now, the popularity of this cherished institution appears to be quieting down.

4mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Forever 21 closing stores in bankruptcy filing shows limits to fast fashion, author says

After Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy, some younger consumers are questioning the future of fast fashion as they look for more sustainable alternatives.

5mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #10