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Trade Data Showing New World Order?

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Trade wars and tariffs have been a constant news topic since the dawn of the Trump administration.  Statistics show that global trade has certainly been affected by this new environment but our next guest says that they also show that world economies are dealing with it and in fact, moving on.

Mike Switzer interviews Don Brasher, president and founder of Trade Data Monitor in Charleston, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.