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Every weekday our global network of correspondents makes sense of the stories beneath the headlines. We bring you surprising trends and tales from around the world, current affairs, business and finance — as well as science and technology.
 

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    Veep show: America meets J.D. Vance

    Veep show: America meets J.D. Vance

    J.D. Vance was largely unknown in American politics until Donald Trump picked him as his running-mate for vice-president. Last night he gave his first speech to the Republican National Convention. Why is trade so sluggish within Latin America (11:34)? And forget management books: literature offers the best lessons in leadership (20:14). 
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    • 25 min
    Holding the baby: the motherhood penalty

    Holding the baby: the motherhood penalty

    The gender pay gap stubbornly persists across the rich world—in the OECD women earn around 12% less than men. The academic consensus has largely blamed the “motherhood penalty”—the fact that women still tend to bear the brunt of child-rearing responsibilities. But new research is challenging that view.

    Hosts: Alice Fulwood, Tom Lee-Devlin and Mike Bird. Guests: Marianne Bertrand, professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Erik Plug, professor of economics at the University of Amsterdam; and The Economist’s Christian Odendahl.

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    3. 1987 - Little lies

    3. 1987 - Little lies

    The American economy was thriving again. On Wall Street, boomers were making more money than they could have ever imagined. But from factory workers to Vietnam veterans to farmers, there were plenty of losers too. The question was whether Washington could hear them.

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    Food for thought: raising the world’s IQ

    Food for thought: raising the world’s IQ

    If you don’t have enough food in the first 1,000 days of your life, your brain may never reach its full potential. Our correspondent discusses what better nutrition would mean for the world. Undersea cables are the arteries of our telecommunications system, but that also makes them vulnerable (9:13). And a new powder may help make periods less of a bloody nuisance (17:42).
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    • 22 min
    No-brainer: how better nutrition can make the world smarter

    No-brainer: how better nutrition can make the world smarter

    Approximately 150 million children around the world are malnourished to the point of stunting. This has a serious impact not only on their height, but also on the development of their brains. Researchers have found that a poor diet and a lack of stimulation can lead to a loss of around 15 IQ points later in life. But a few cheap and simple things could easily prevent this enormous loss of global brain power.

    Host: Alok Jha, The Economist’s science and technology editor. Contributors: Tahmeed Ahmed and Tafsir Hasan of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; Sarah Cusick of the University of Minnesota; Rasa Izadnegahdar of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; The Economist’s Robert Guest and Sondre Solstad.

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    Lost in stagnation? Japan’s economic paradox

    Lost in stagnation? Japan’s economic paradox

    After decades of torpor, is Japan recovering its dynamism? Our correspondent turns to an ancient bento box merchant to test Japan’s economic future. A new study shows how few therapies tested on animals end up being applied to humans (10:02). And if you don’t know a pickle fork from a fish fork, it could be time to take an etiquette class (16:28).
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