The U.S. economy gained fewer jobs than expected in December, yet wages shot up. Chris Low, the chief economist at FTN Financial, joins us to discuss what all of these numbers mean. Next, we’ll explore the story of a San Francisco Bay Area house that sold for $1, and talk about the price tag of repealing Obamacare.
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