Jan 19, 2018

01/19/2018: All about bonds

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(Markets Edition) A lack of enthusiasm for older, lower interest rates is pushing bond yields up to their highest point in years. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to give us some perspective on what's happening. Next,…

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In the fight against bail, a new group brings resources

Jan 19, 2018
Judges have long required people accused of crimes to pay bail. A new group called The Bail Project is seeking to bail lower-income people out of jails in cities across the country.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch says bail is necessary sometimes if somebody is a flight or safety risk. 
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(Markets Edition) A lack of enthusiasm for older, lower interest rates is pushing bond yields up to their highest point in years. Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to give us some perspective on what’s happening. Next, we’re looking at another type of bond: the one you pay to get out of jail. One group is seeking to bond 160,000 out of jail in dozens of U.S. cities over the next several years. 

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