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Are the Saudis using big sporting events to 'sportswash' their image?

8/21/2019
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Two boxers, $100 million and the murder of a journalist have become talking points around an upcoming heavyweight prize fight in Saudi Arabia.

Duration:00:04:59

Will the next wave of humanoid robots make our lives better — or steal our jobs?

8/21/2019
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Robots have replaced millions of American workers. As humanoid robots improve, will they work alongside people — or replace them?

Duration:00:05:59

Spain's coal miners continue to wait for their country's 'Green New Deal'

8/16/2019
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As Europe transitions away from coal, it's unclear whether the newly-elected Spanish Socialists can offer hope to the region of Asturias, where people have mined coal for 150 years.

Duration:00:05:10

Endangered right whales have moved because of climate change — into dangerous waters

8/12/2019
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Right whales have followed a type of plankton to waters further north — putting them into highly trafficked shipping lanes. Of 20 whales found dead in the past two years, seven appear to have been hit by ships.

Duration:00:04:42

South Korea’s ‘No Japan’ boycott is new. But the wounds are old.

8/12/2019
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The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.

Duration:00:04:26

Caravans to Canada: Americans desperate for affordable drugs spark concerns about shortages

8/8/2019
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Patient caravans making trips across US border spark fear of shortages, while health advocates warn against mass drug importations from Canada.

Duration:00:06:01

Thailand is betting big on cannabis. Visit its first legal lab.

8/6/2019
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Thailand once issued severe penalties for marijuana users. But the perception of cannabis is rapidly changing, with talk of churning out “world-class cannabis” from Thailand's lush farmlands. A few months ago, scientists started the first-ever cannabis laboratory — one of the few legal facilities of its kind in Asia.

Duration:00:07:25

Here comes the sun (storage)

8/2/2019
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Solar batteries are booming, and this is just the start.

Duration:00:05:41

The economics of risk taking in the workplace

8/2/2019
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An economist and journalist attempts to understand how risk management looks in the workplace outside the world of finance.

Duration:00:18:42

Chinese Americans fear extra scrutiny as Trump slaps China with new tariffs

8/1/2019
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President Donald Trump's trade war with China has done more than affect the price of some goods. Some members of the Chinese American community say they feel they're being viewed by some under a "cloud of suspicion."

Duration:00:05:28

How the US-China trade war hurts American entrepreneurs

7/30/2019
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The president ripped into China this morning just as the two countries are set to resume negotiations on trade. Trump claimed that China was slow-walking a deal, waiting for a new president. But as the trade war drags on, there are real-world consequences for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:08:09

Mick Jagger wants you to stop throwing away your plastic cups

7/22/2019
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Businesses worldwide are looking for alternatives to single-use plastic cups.

Duration:00:05:10

As the American wage gap grows, workers of color are being left behind

7/12/2019
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Not everyone’s a winner when tech jobs come to town. Find out how the wage gap between Americans has grown — and what that means for people of color.

Duration:00:20:17

Goodbye, old friend: VW Beetle ceases production

7/10/2019
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Today, we say goodbye to an automotive icon and an old friend. Volkswagen is halting production of the Beetle. For real this time. We think.

Duration:00:04:18

How sex traffickers use modeling contracts to lure young women

7/8/2019
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Prosecutors say financier Jeffrey Epstein allegedly found underage girls through a man who promised the women modeling contracts in the US. How common is this scheme to snare women into trafficking rings?

Duration:00:04:32

This Australian airline invites you to ‘sit back and enjoy the world’s first zero-waste flight’

6/24/2019
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This spring, passengers on Qantas Airways flight in Australia were greeted in an unusual way: They were on board the world's first waste-free flight.

Duration:00:04:21

Things That Go Boom: Are sanctions on Iran spurring economic resilience?

6/18/2019
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Sanctions on Iran have squeezed the economy since the 1970s, and since US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, they have been ratcheting up. Some Iranians are ready to cut and run but others are waiting out the economic storm.

Duration:00:07:58

A rhino warrior experiments with peace

6/14/2019
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In the battle to save a species in South Africa, questioning militancy is yielding results.

Duration:00:07:32

New companies want to deliver ugly produce to your door to help eliminate food waste

6/14/2019
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In the US, food is often thrown out simply because it doesn’t look good enough. Recently, a crop of companies has popped up with an entrepreneurial solution to food waste: they sell less-than-perfect produce straight to consumers.

Duration:00:08:14