Jan 29, 2018

01/29/2018: African-American men and women leave Chicago for Indiana

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(Markets Edition) The CEO of Wynn Resorts — billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn — has stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee because of sexual harassment allegations against him. On today's show, we'll look at how the…

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African-Americans are leaving Chicago for a better quality of life in neighboring Indiana

Jan 29, 2018
Issues with schools, a stagnant job market and affordability have driven 12,000 blacks from Cook County in the last year.
William Godwin in his office in the Miller Beach section of Gary, Indiana.
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(Markets Edition) The CEO of Wynn Resorts — billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn — has stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee because of sexual harassment allegations against him. On today’s show, we’ll look at how the board of his company might respond. Afterwards, we’ll talk to economist Julia Coronado from MacroPolicy Perspectives, about the state of the bond market and the future of interest rates. Plus: We explore why African-American men and leaving are leaving Cook County, Illinois — which has the largest black population in the country — for Indiana.

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