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03/23/17: When your government is a bank robber

Mar 23, 2017
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Mid-day Update

03/23/17: When your government is a bank robber

Mar 23, 2017
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Last week, 258,000 applied for unemployment benefits. While these numbers move around week to week, the latest figures indicate a large spike. Diane Swonk, the CEO of DS Economics, breaks down the causes of this increase, which include bad weather. Next, we’ll talk about new research that looks at the connection between the mortality rate and job opportunities. And finally, we’ll discuss North Korea’s possible involvement in a mega bank heist at the New York Fed.

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