Daily Archives: January 11, 2016

Revitalized US Auto Industry Focuses on Technology at 2016 North American International Auto Show


VOA News

Published on Jan 11, 2016

In 2009, the U.S. auto industry was on the verge of collapse, as consumers stopped buying new vehicles.Government financing saved several manufacturers from shutdown and now, seven years later, a revitalized — albeit leaner — auto industry is on display at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from the floor of the auto show, there’s more on display — and on the horizon — than just new cars and trucks.
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Ontario’s New Eco-champion


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Among the priorities for the province’s new environmental commissioner is making her office matter for Ontarians. Dianne Saxe joins The Agenda to discuss her role, as well as her experience at the climate conference in Paris late last year.

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TPP & The High Cost of Neglecting Our Manufacturing


The Big Picture RT

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Curtis Ellis, Obamatrade.com/American Jobs Alliance joins Thom. The Transpacific Partnership – or SHAFTA as I like to call it – is only open until this Wednesday – January 13. The TPP is a so-called “free-trade” agreement that has been negotiated behind closed doors with heavy input from giant global corporations to manage trade between 12 countries and the United States. The President is expected to make a strong sales pitch for the agreement during tomorrow’s State of the Union address – and he’s expected to make the case that this trade agreement isn’t just about the United States’ economic interest – it’s about our national security and balancing China’s influence in the Pacific. But the simple fact is – these insane “free trade” agreements – like NAFTA – CAFTA – the WTO and Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China – have never done anything to strengthen America strategically.

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Does History Show That the TPP is Un-American?


thomhartmann

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Thom Hartmann says it’s time to revive “The American System”, a system of trade that protects domestic industries with tariffs on trade.

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The Trouble with Farm Internships


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Many small organic Ontario farms rely heavily on volunteers and unpaid interns for their labour force. But how does that square with food movements focused on justice and sustainability? Two experts join The Agenda to weigh in.

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Automakers Showing Big Advances In Detroit


Associated Press

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Automakers plan to debut 45 new vehicles at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to the public Jan. 16. (Jan. 11)

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Ben Rawlence: Permanent Refugees


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Jan 11, 2016

Thousands of residents of Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya will likely never know a home outside its fences. How common is that experience for the world’s refugees? Ben Rawlence author of “City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Longest Refugee Camp,” discusses being a permanent refugee.

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