Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Popular polar bears

David Gura Jan 5, 2015
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Popular polar bears

David Gura Jan 5, 2015
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What can you get for less than $1.20? The answer: a euro. Plus, Bankrate is forecasting that the Fed will finally hike up interest rates this year. What will this mean for cash-flush consumers, and their growing appetite for new cars, new mortgages, and other forms of debt? How far up do experts predict the rates will hike in 2015, and what impact may this have on the rest of the world’s tepid growth? And once a year, hundreds of polar bears descend upon Churchill, Manitoba, a town with more bears than people. Every year, Churchill’s 800 residents share their small town with a flood of scientists, researchers and tourists who come to study and see these massive creatures. But now, a threat to the polar bear population has Manitobans worried about their primary source of income.

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