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How the world economy could react to escalation in the Middle East

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The conflict between Israel and Hamas has been going on for more than three months, and is now beginning to spill into other parts of the Middle East. That includes attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, rocket attacks by Hezbollah and U.S. airstrikes in Yemen. On today’s show, we’ll consider what escalation could mean for global trade and the region’s most important export: oil.

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