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A look at the forthcoming jobs report numbers for August. Plus, immigrants in the U.S. who have lingering citizenship issues could lose the health benefits the gained under the Obamacare law.  Today is the deadline for those who received letters from government to submit any citizenship documents, ...
First up, the European Central Bank has a key decision on the way that could shape financial markets today. And 14.3 percent of American households were "food insecure" at some point last year — not enough food for an active, healthy life. That's a slight improvement from 2012, but notably higher ...
For trading stocks and other securities, there are stock exchanges, which are highly regulated. There are also alternative trading systems called "dark pools," which are lightly regulated. There's news this morning that IEX, an upstart, alternative system has gotten some big new investors to help it ...
First up, a German court has imposed a temporary ban on the car-sharing service Uber. The company, which has been valued at $17 billion dollars, has been expanding; setting up shop in cities around the world. As that's happened, Uber's faced criticism, especially from taxi drivers. That's led ...
Two more casinos in Atlantic City is closing down. That makes three that have announced their closure in the last month. The gaming industry is suffering due to foreign competition, and Atlantic City is the most obvious casualty. Plus, insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions ...
First up, more on the news that after two terrible disasters this year involving Malayasia Airlines, the government moved today to keep its national airline in business. But thousands of employees will lose their jobs. Plus, the difference between a bonus versus a raise: a raise lives on, abonus ...
First up, more on the news that the FBI is looking into a major attack by computer hackers directed against more than one major U.S. bank. Bloomberg News was first to report -- Sources then told the New York Times that it was JP Morgan and as many as four other financial firms were the target of a sophisticated ...
In a couple weeks, voters in Scotland will vote on whether they want independence from the United Kingdom. In the waning days of a big referendum, the propaganda battle intensifies on both sides. In an open letter published today, about 130 businesses argue that it would be better for Scotland's economy ...
First up, more on news that the World Health Organization has increased by six fold the amount of money it needs from world governments to fight the Ebola virus in Africa. Plus, nine years ago this morning, a big storm was creeping west across the Gulf, after smashing through Florida. Its name: Katrina. ...
What's called a "Black Swan event" is when something hard to predict rears up and creates extreme havoc. Now, the man who runs an international umbrella organization for financial markets is quoted warning about future cyber attacks. Plus, there's word now of a possible merger between Burger King ...
All eyes are on Jackson Hole, Whyoming, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak Friday morning. We get an international perspective.

Plus, a new report from Zillow finds that renting isn't much better than buying when it comes to affordability. We look at why rents are so high and why some ...
The ACLU sues a school district in Massachusetts for letting only low-income kids take home their school laptops and other electronics. How common is this practice, and could this suit be the tip of the iPad iceberg? Plus, the Ebola epidemic is hurting the economies of African countries in two ways. ...
Housing starts are up. What’s driving the encouraging increase? We look at the role of first-time home buyers. Plus, Uber has launched a new home delivery service called Corner Store. Customers can order items from a CVS or Walgreens and have them delivered right to their doorstep. Other companies ...
First up, the world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton of Australia and London, has announced that it's going to spin off $16 billion worth of businesses, essentially reversing a merger from 13 years ago. The focus now is old school stuff: digging for iron ore, copper, coal, and oil. And from the ...
The California legislature is debating a bill that would make it harder for franchise companies to cancel contracts with their franchisees. The idea of strengthening individual franchise holders is supported by labor, which thinks it will empower franchise holders to make their own improvements to pay ...
Ever wonder how the price of silver is set? For more than a hundred years, silver prices have been set globally in something called a silver fix. But that's about to change. Plus, Samsung recently did a little home shopping The South Korean electronics giant snapped up a ...
Some not so great economic news out of Europe: gross domestic product for the second quarter is out this morning for the Eurozone, and across the board, economic growth was flat. Germany, Europe's largest economy, contracted in the second quarter by .2 percent and France saw economic ...
First up, Chinese authorities have launched an anti-trust investigation into a handful of luxury car brands accused of jacking up prices on cars and car parts in China. Companies like BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes and Audi are madly slashing prices to try and appease regulators. More ...
Not too long ago, Chiquita, the big banana company, made an offer to buy Irish produce giant Fyffes for about half a billion dollars. Now, Chiquita itself is in the sites of potential buyers: two Brazilian companies have made an offer to buy the company. Plus, the FBI is ...
Turkey's prime minister was elected president of the country last night.The presidency will tack another five years onto Erdogan's 12 years in power, as Prime Minister. Erdogan has been a politically controversial figure in Turkey, sometimes compared to Vladimir Putin for some ...
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