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Airing on Friday, April 17, 2015: With support from the Obama Administration, lawmakers in Congress have introduced a bill to streamline approval of a sweeping trade treaty. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is advertised as liberalizing trade with the US and Canada, Mexico and Chile on this side of ...
Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015:  The finance minister of debt-burdened Greece is in Washington today for a round of meetings that includes some face time with President Obama. Yanis Varoufakis has new trouble today, after a downgrade for his country's debt. More on that. Biking to work is cool ...
Airing on Wednesday, April 15, 2015: The news today that the Chinese economy grew at its slowest rate in six year. The numbers are for January to March, and annualized it's down to a 7 percent growth rate. Magnificent by U.S. standards but lackluster by China's standards which has to keep creating ...
Airing on Tuesday, April 14, 2015:  There's news today of merger talks between two telecommunications equipment makers, Nokia of Finland and Alcatel Lucent of France.  And there are a few strands of American DNA in there. Lucent is descendant of the old AT&T, bell labs, the people ...
Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: Etsy, the online site for handmade and vintage goods, is taking a new approach to its initial public offering. According to sources close to the deal, the retail platform plans to target small investors and keep big investors to a minimum. Reportedly, this is part ...
Airing on Thursday, April 10, 2015: Stocks in Asia are climbing a mountain of optimism. More on that. Plus, the Summit of the Americas takes place this weekend and is being called ‘historic’ because, for the first time, the presidents of Cuba and the U.S. will both attend. We look at a broader question ...
Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Greece's government is caught between its promises to ease austerity there and the bills is owes international lenders. But one milestone was just reached.  We talk to Theo Leggett, business reporter from our partner broadcaster the BBC, about the large sum of ...
Airing on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015: There's news this morning that Shell--Royal Dutch Shell--will merge with another huge natural gas and oil company BG group for just under $70 billion in cash and stock. BG provides a lot of the liquified natural gas in America and you know Shell already. Plus, ...
Airing on Tuesday, April 7, 2015: First up, more on news that FedExwill acquire TNT Express, a Dutch delivery company. Plus, we'll talk with Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, about the company’s education initiative, Race Together, and activist CEOs.
Airing on Monday, April 6, 2015: The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, spent several hours of her Easter Sunday with the finance minister of Greece, who offered assurances that his country will pay what it owes the IMF. Half a billion dollars is due the IMF on Thursday. ...
Airing on Friday, April 3, 2015: The Nevada Supreme Court is running out of money because it’s funded by traffic tickets, and Nevada police are ticketing less. We look at the perils of unsound funding mechanisms. Plus, new jobs numbers are out this morning. How do these these numbers reflect ...
Airing on Thursday, April 2, 2015: Evidence is mounting that the U.S. economy may not be as robust as many investors and central bankers have touted it to be. This at a time when we've seen softening data on personal spending, manufacturing, job growth and auto sales. It's a situation ...
Airing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Web hosting company GoDaddy is going public today. Shares in the company are expected to start trading this morning, after pricing its initial public offering overnight. More on that. Plus, Seattle is front and center in the minimum wage debate ...
Airing on Tuesday, March 31, 2015: The Case-Shiller 20-city housing price index for the month of January comes out today. Given the recent uptick in pending sales and overall tightening of inventory, a bump seems likely. But will it be a healthy bump if it’s due in part to a limited number ...
Airing on Monday, March 30, 2015: There's a report this morning that retailer GNC has agreed to start new testing of its herbal dietary supplements.  More on that.U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be in China on Monday meeting with Chinese officials. Currency and economic reform are ...
Airing on Friday, March 27, 2015: Prices are not budging in Japan at a time that policymakers really wanted to see prices rise some. There's news today inflation in Japan is zero. Sinking oil is one reason, but consumers are still tentative about buying things. That's despite extensive efforts ...
Airing on Thursday, March 26, 2015: With the Saudi-led coalition bombing targets in Yemen to stop advances by Houthi rebels, the price of oil right now is up 4 percent. That's a dramatic spike, given that Yemen accounts for a tiny percentage of the world's oil. More on that. Plus, did you know that ...
Airing on Wednesday, March 25, 2015: You may know that many of the beers you drink are produced by a Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate known as Anheuser-Busch InBev. There's word just now that Heinz of ketchup fame is merging with Kraft of Mac and Cheese, Jello, Oscar Meyer and Philadelphia cream ...
Airing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015: After the 2008 financial collapse, the government required banks to prove if they failed some day it wouldn't drag down the rest of the financial system and require a bailout. The documents to prove this are known informally as "living wills." Last summer it emerged ...
Airing on Monday, March 23, 2015: The man who transformed Singapore has died. Lee Kuan Yew was 91. Countries the world over, including China looked to Lee's example of economic transformation, but it was a system that was controversial. More on that story. This next story is about a water ...
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