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U.S.-China Trade Crisis Heats Up; Puerto Ricanstruction: University Professors Uniting Against Austerity; Does Rejecting Austerity Work?

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On Today's Show:

  • President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on Chinese goods has contributed to the ongoing trade war between U.S. and China.
  • Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits Indonesia.
  • Among other austerity measures, oversight board proposes the University of Puerto Rico close seven of its eleven campuses and double its tuition.
  • In many parts of the world, the debts that come from deficits leads to periods of great austerity. 

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