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

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

October 17th, 2019

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

How immigrant workers are preparing for automation in agriculture

October 17th, 2019

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… Go to Episode

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

October 17th, 2019

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

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

October 16th, 2019

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… Go to Episode