Justin Ho



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Can the jobs report predict the future of the economy?

Jan 4, 2019
The Labor Department’s jobs report for December was unequivocally strong, but it can be hard to square a good month of hiring with predictions of an economic slowdown and the market turbulence as of late. But when it comes to…
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Pacific Rim nations ring in new year with a trade deal shutting out U.S. farmers

Jan 2, 2019
As of this week, there are some tariffs around the world that are falling. Six Pacific Rim nations, including Japan, Australia and Mexico, are lowering tariffs for a number of products and services, with five other countries set to join…

Minimum wage hikes have varying effects across nation

Dec 31, 2018
Twenty states are raising their minimum wages as we usher in 2019.
Workers celebrate outside the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles on April 4, 2016, after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

Broadway closes out a banner year

Dec 28, 2018
The holidays are a big time for the entertainment industry, and Broadway is no exception. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is by far the biggest week of the year for ticket sales. And already, the trade group The Broadway…

Companies also suffer when the stock market goes crazy

Dec 28, 2018
Volatility impacts a company’s stock price, which has big consequences for the company itself, not just for the investors.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

The partial shutdown could delay economic data, too

Dec 26, 2018
We’re now five days into the partial government shutdown. While the Senate is expected to reconvene Thursday and resume negotiations over how to end the shutdown, odds are that it’ll continue into January. The impasse is already cutting into the…
The sun begins to rise over Washington as the federal government is in a partial shutdown, on Dec. 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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No shutdown in sight for the partial government shutdown

Dec 26, 2018
The economic effects have been largely obscured by the holidays, but will start showing up soon.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a video call to service members from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard stationed worldwide in the Oval Office at the White House Dec. 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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The tale of two economies

Dec 25, 2018
The market tells one story, but economic fundamentals have a different version
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Marlboro manufacturer makes a big bet that the future is vaping

Dec 20, 2018
Today the Altria Group – the tobacco giant that used to be known as Philip Morris – announced it’s spending $12.8 billion to buy a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs. That’s the e-cigarette maker that dominates the vaping market…

Why FedEx is a bellwether for the global economy

Dec 19, 2018
Experts say the shipping company’s earnings offer a look ahead at where the economy’s going