Nike Faces Up To Shareholders


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Earlier in the year sportswear giant Nike hired Colin Kaepernick for their adverts. The former American football star caused controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. As a result of the ad campaign some people said they would boycott Nike goods and some even posted videos on Twitter of burning trainers. Now Nike is holding its annual shareholders' meeting, and the company is under scrutiny as never before. We hear from retail analyst Neil Saunders on what might be said. A Canadian marketing company is advertising for part-time cannabis tasters after recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada in a few weeks’ time. The company, A Higher Level of Thought, were surprised by the level of response, as we hear from their boss Greg Pantelic. The trade war between the US and China has intensified, as each side slaps higher border taxes on each other's products. Beijing is considering cutting tariffs on products imported from most of its trading partners. Such a move would make many foreign-made goods cheaper for Chinese consumers, just as products from America get more expensive in China. Matt Gold, Professor of International Trade Law at Fordham University in New York gives his view. And finally, Britain is not really used to long, hot summers. But there has been an unusually sustained period of low rainfall. The drier weather has been a welcome boost to the UK's growing wine industry, which saw sales increase almost a third over the past two years. The BBC's Stephen Ryan has been looking into North London wine. All throughout the show, we’ll be joined by Jodi Schneider, Senior International Editor at Bloomberg in Hong Kong and Dave Shaw, Politico's executive producer for audio and podcasts in Washington. PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Colin Kaepernick and teammates of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on October 23, 2016. PHOTO CREDIT: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

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