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Business Matters

Business Matters

Business Matters

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Figures from the Labor department show U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February. However there are warnings that although the statistics are better than expected, far too many Americans still feel excluded from achieving success. The free market think tank, the American Enterprise Institute estimates that a quarter of Americans are lacking a sense of purpose and that's damaging for the economy and society. It's President has been speaking to Kai Rysdall from our partner programme marketplace. The cost of aluminium foil has dropped dramatically in recent years and now American producers say they've had enough. They have filed a complaint accusing Chinese smelters of exporting at improperly low prices. Heidi Brock is the President and Chief Executive of the organisation that filed the complaint, America's Alum inum Association. Business Matters find out why they had taken this course of action. They are hundreds of musicians and thousands of fans who are supporting a new kind of music movement called Sofar Sounds. The idea is to give performers more intimate venues to play in away from smartphones and other distractions.Business Matters hears from the co-founder of Sofar Sounds Rafe Offer to discover the catalyst for his bright idea. In this week's 'Trumponomics', the BBC's Economics editor Kamal Ahmed, our North America Business Correspondent Michelle Fleury and the BBC's Business Editor, Simon Jack, have been reflecting on President Trump's decisions. Susannah Streeter is joined from Australia by Danny Samson Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne for comment throughout the programme. (Photo by: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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