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Yesterday โ€” January 17th 2020NPR Economy

The News Roundup - International

A new cabinet in Russia, Iran takes responsibility for shooting down a plane and Parnas goes public.

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  • January 17th 2020 at 17:06

In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years

By Scott Neuman
A woman carries a baby born on China

Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the country was founded in 1949. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.

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  • January 17th 2020 at 13:17

Planet Money: Single Women Are Shortchanged In The Housing Market

By Stacey Vanek Smith

A new study from Yale School of Management found a gender bias in the housing market means single women often lose out, whether they're buying a home or selling one.

  • January 17th 2020 at 11:07
Before yesterdayNPR Economy

U.S. Financial Services Industry Emerges As A Winner Of U.S.-China Trade Deal

By Scott Horsley

One winner in the new U.S.-China trade deal is the U.S. financial services industry. Bankers, investment firms and insurance companies would have more access to the world's second biggest economy.

  • January 16th 2020 at 22:22

What The U.S.-China Trade Deal May Mean For The WTO

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Simon Lester of the Cato Institute about the impact of the U.S.-China trade deal on the World Trade Organization.

  • January 16th 2020 at 22:22

Why Iran's Economy Has Not Collapsed Amid U.S. Sanctions And 'Maximum Pressure'

By Jackie Northam
Certain goods, such as food products, are not affected by secondary sanctions on Iran.

Although the country has been hit hard, Iranians have managed to live under sanctions for four decades.

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  • January 16th 2020 at 18:05

Senate Is Expected To Pass USMCA With Bipartisan Support

NPR's David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — on its way to becoming law.

  • January 16th 2020 at 13:25

Boeing Suppliers Tighten Payrolls As 737 Max Remains Grounded

By Nadya Faulx

A key Boeing supplier in Wichita, Kan., is laying off 2,800 workers because of the grounded 737 Max planes. Other suppliers will likely follow as the timetable keeps moving for the jets' return.

  • January 16th 2020 at 11:06

United States And China Sign 'Phase 1' Of Trade Deal

By Scott Horsley

The U.S. and China signed an initial trade deal, defusing some economic tension. The agreement ups sales of American goods and services to China and pledges more intellectual property protections.

  • January 15th 2020 at 22:18

How Iran's Economy Has Withstood Years Of U.S. Sanctions

By Jackie Northam

The Trump administration has placed layers of tough sanctions on Iran for years, but it has yet to bring the economy to its knees. That's because Iran has a big economy that's used to hard times.

  • January 15th 2020 at 22:18

News Brief: Trump Impeachment, Democratic Debate, China Trade Deal

By David Greene

The articles of impeachment against President Trump go to the Senate Wednesday. The latest Democratic debate was held in Iowa. And, the president is set to sign Phase 1 of the trade deal with China.

  • January 15th 2020 at 11:03

Trump Signs 'Phase 1' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain In Place

By Scott Horsley
President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He, China

President Trump signed a trade deal with China on Wednesday. The agreement relaxes some U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. In exchange, China is expected to buy more from the U.S.

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  • January 15th 2020 at 11:00

World's Largest Asset Manager BlackRock To Build Around Sustainability In Investments

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Larry Fink — CEO of BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager — about his plan to put climate sustainability at the center of the company's investment strategy.

  • January 14th 2020 at 22:14

Moving Beyond GDP

By Greg Rosalsky
The Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton was recently one of the speakers at a panel, "Beyond GDP."

After 75 years, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is developing alternative measures of economic well-being.

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  • January 14th 2020 at 12:30

Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure

By Laurel Morales
The Navajo Generating Station shut down in November 2019. The West

The coal power plant that provided about 80% of the Hopi Nation's budget closed last month. Tribal leaders are now trying to figure out how to replace the revenue, which was their economic lifeline.

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  • January 14th 2020 at 11:00

China To Test Digital Currency. Could It End Up Challenging The Dollar Globally?

By Scott Horsley
Alipay and WeChat QR codes for online payment are displayed at a vegetable stall in Nantong in China

Bitcoin promises users anonymity, but transactions using China's digital currency would be tracked by its central bank. Experts say it could someday rival the dollar in international payments.

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  • January 13th 2020 at 23:27

Former Export-Import Bank Chairman On How 'Trade Is Not A Four-Letter Word'

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fred Hochberg, former chair of the Export-Import Bank, about his book Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade.

  • January 13th 2020 at 22:22

Fires Threaten Australia's Economy

By Jim Zarroli

Australia's devastating wildfires are now threatening key parts of the country's economy, like farming and tourism.

  • January 12th 2020 at 13:59

Women Now Outnumber Men On U.S. Payrolls

By Scott Horsley
Women got the lion

Women got the lion's share of new jobs in December and now outnumber men on U.S. payrolls. This unusual situation reflects the growth of industries like health care where women dominate.

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  • January 10th 2020 at 23:07

U.S. Job Growth Cools In December As Employers Add 145,000 Jobs

By Scott Horsley
Workers assemble cars at Ford

December's job growth is down slightly from the three previous months, when employers added an average of 200,000 jobs. But the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, matching a 50-year low.

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  • January 10th 2020 at 14:42
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