The trade war had an upside for U.S. garlic farmers
While we’ve been hearing a lot about how the trade war has negatively impacted U.S. farmers, the executive vice president of the largest garlic producer in the country wants people to know it’s helped others. “We’re apolitical as a company,” said Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch. “What we are is pro-American garlic farmers.” Plus: negotiations over a digital tax is causing a rift between the U.S. and E.U., when companies should split in two, and we find out just how the trade deal with China was approved.
Thru the wringer for $100K a year
Now that the phase one deal has gone through, what’s ahead for phases two and three? The government restricts journalists’ access to technology when reporting on economic data in the “lockup.” Plus, a six-figure salary as a fast food restaurant manager is very well-deserved.
How to un-Huawei an entire industry
China’s growth is the slowest it’s been in 26 years, and the low birth rate is not helping. It’s Canada’s turns to sign the USMCA. Plus, how Germany’s car industry grew to depend on Huawei.
China’s demographic timebomb
From the BBC World Service… China’s economic growth hit a 30-year low last year, but there’s another threat facing the world’s second largest economy. Why one of the world’s richest women wants to become president of Angola. Plus, a British coin has sold for a record $1.3 million.
Microsoft’s billion-dollar investment in carbon removal
A lot of tech companies have pledged that their operations are — or will — become carbon neutral. But this week, Microsoft announced plans to become carbon negative in the next 10 years. That means it will invest $1 billion in technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere in addition to using more renewable energy or offsetting the emissions it creates. In fact, Microsoft announced that by 2050, it wants to remove the equivalent of all the carbon that the company has ever emitted in its 44-years. Ikea is the only other major company that’s made a similar promise, which, let’s be honest, sounds expensive.