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Airlines are adding back small amenities, like hot towels, to help travelers forget how uncomfortable they are. But some business frequent flyers are choosing coach anyway, preferring to use their shrinking travel budgets for nicer hotel rooms. Plus: A look at if a new self-destructing phone from Blackberry ...
Airing on Thursday December 25, 2014: Twenty-one states are raising their minimum wages beginning January 1. That means Walmart, which has a large workforce making the minimum, will have to give raises to a lot of its workers. Plus, we look at why olive oil is getting so expensive. And if you're particularly ...
Airing on Wednesday December 24, 2014: More on news that South Korea has indicted the CEO of Uber. And ahead of the final Jobless Claims report for 2014, we take a final look at holiday hiring and its impact on the overall jobs numbers. Plus, in the wake of the Russian economic meltdown, we explore whether ...
Airing on Tuesday, December 23, 2014: Venezuela, hit by falling oil revenues, is at risk of defaulting on its debts. Oil is a big part of its economy. What can it do? And college football’s new playoff system is shaking up the game off the field too. Some of the big companies sponsoring bowl ...
Airing on Monday, December 22, 2014: More on the news that International Monetary Fund policies meant some West African countries underfunded their healthcare systems, possibly hampering the fight against Ebola. Plus, since gas is cheaper, we look at whether support for higher gas taxes has increased ...
Airing on Friday Dec. 19, 2014: In the last two trading days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gone up a combined 709 points, 421 points just on Thursday. Sounds like a holiday rally. More on that. And Amazon is launching a one hour delivery service for Manhattan, with plans to expand to other ...
Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: First up, more on thawing relations between the US and Cuba after the prisoner swap yesterday. The deal also puts the spotlight on the leader of the Catholic Church who was directly involved in pushing Havana and Washington closer. We take a closer look at Pope Frances' ...
Aired on Wednesday, December 17, 2014: First up on today's show, since the beginning of this month, Russia's currency the Ruble lost 25 percent of its value against the dollar, triggering the worst financial crisis in that country in 15 years. Today, intervention by Russia's central bank seems to have ...
Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: In the wee hours of the morning, Moscow Time, Russia's central bank hiked a key interest rate to 17 percent, a dramatic effort to stop the decline of Russia's currency, the Ruble. More on that. And for people needing medical coverage starting January 1st using those newish ...
 
First up, we look at forecasts for the price of oil moving forward. Plus, we look at global, economic and social issues for women in the age of big data. Again this year, the richest Americans will lead the way in holiday spending. Back in the recession, luxury retail took a HUGE hit. But ...
Airing on Friday Dec. 12, 2014: University of Michigan consumer sentiment index is released Friday morning: we look at the forecast, what has influenced consumer confidence this year and what it means for retail sales. And in Japan's elections this weekend, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is widely expected ...
Airing Thursday Dec. 11, 2014: Congressional leaders seem confident they can reach a deal keep the government funded before Thursday's midnight deadline. But there's growing opposition to one element in particular of their proposed trillion-dollar spending bill. And Disney is getting into the ...
First up, we'll parse through the trillion dollar budget bill Congress has agreed to. Plus, UAW workers in American car factories are about to get year-end bonuses under the last year of the labor contract that changed everything about how auto workers get paid. And a staggering $700m ...
First up on today's show, we'll go beyond the current trend in oil and stock prices. Plus, there's evidence the gap between the rich and poor in most of the world's developed countries is the widest in thirty years. The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development said today the wealthiest 10 ...
Airing Monday Dec. 8, 2014: It's been the sharpest rise for Chinese stocks in five years, and many individual investors in China have been pouring in and some worry about a mania. Plus, we're looking at signs of renewal in a place where war and its associated brutality claimed the lives of millions. ...
Aired on Friday Dec. 5, 2014: The November Jobs Report is released Friday. We look at what the figures tell us about the present state of unemployment and the the economy. Plus, the US Postal Service is out with a new stamp honoring Wilt Chamberlain. It’s another move toward the marketing of celebrity ...
On today's show, more on Russia's President state of the union address. Plus, what if the key to improving health and lowering cost is right in front of us? The Peterson Center on Healthcare thinks so. And more of the Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk's exploration of the economic forces ...
First, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case about the rights pregnant workers have when it comes to being offered light-duty assignments. We look at the potential ripple effects for businesses. And the European economy is in the doldrums, its sails slack, the boat listing. The European Central ...
First up on today's show, we're talking about Russia, where there's news of recession. Plus, in the coming hours, we'll hear from the car and truck companies about their sales last month. Many expect the holidays to come early for automakers, with the economy up and gas prices down. And yesterday, the ...
The National Retail Federation calculates that only 133 million people shopped in stores and online over the four day Thanksgiving holiday; that's down more than 5 percent from last year. Some retail analysts say the proliferation of special shopping days is causing the events to lose their significance ...
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