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ON THE LINE: How Safe Are Our Skies ?i
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August 01, 2014 3:00 AM
A jet disappears over the Indian Ocean. Another is downed, possibly by a missile. And a third crashes over Mali. And that's not even the full list. What's happening with air travel and how safe are we in the skies? That's our topic this week, On The Line.

ON THE LINE: How Safe Are Our Skies ?

Published July 31, 2014

A jet disappears over the Indian Ocean. Another is downed, possibly by a missile. And a third crashes over Mali. And that's not even the full list. What's happening with air travel and how safe are we in the skies? That's our topic this week, On The Line.

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Stock markets have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors. China's central bank devalued the country's currency, the yuan, two weeks ago, raising fresh concerns that a slowdown in the country's economy was worse than originally feared. In addition, oil prices have plunged to six-year lows, amid concerns about waning demand for commodities from China. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Cal Perry and his guests examine the reasons behind the nosedive.

Guests:
Keith Johnson: Senior Reporter, ForeignPolicy.com
Sam Stovall: Chief Equity Strategist, Standard and Poor Capital IQ
Alexis Christoforous:  VOA Business Reporter