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Jan 31, 2017

01/31/2017: Your retail store is watching you

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President Trump has signed a "two-for-one" executive order that calls on federal agencies to kill two regulations for each new one they issue. But his new rule doesn't apply to all of them. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer examines the details of his new plan. Next, we'll look at why stocks have been droopy this week, and then chat with professor Joseph Turow about stores that observe you while you're shopping.

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Ed secretary nominee won’t commit to gainful employment rules

Jan 31, 2017
For-profit higher education could gain if DeVos is confirmed.

How some retailers are tracking you as you walk down their aisles

That coupon for tissues you just found on your phone? That wasn't an accident.
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How the rule of law can affect the stock market

Jan 31, 2017
A look at the connection between a country's political environment and stocks.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Drugmakers of insulin accused of price fixing

Jan 31, 2017
Three of the biggest makers of diabetes treatments have been accused of price fixing. A lawsuit filed this week claims that Sanofi, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly have been conspiring to drive up prices of insulin at the expense of their patients. Because of the high prices, the suit says some patients have been using […]

01/31/17: Regulation slashes and stock markets

Jan 31, 2017
Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, could be a gain for for-profit higher education. She may not enforce "gainful employment" rules, which would affect programs that make pull in money from federal financial aid, but whose graduates can't pay off their student loans. After we look at these regulations, we'll explore how "rules of law" can influence a country's stock market, and then talk about how the biggest makers of diabetes treatments may be engaging in price fixing.

President Trump has signed a “two-for-one” executive order that calls on federal agencies to kill two regulations for each new one they issue. But his new rule doesn’t apply to all of them. Marketplace’s Nancy Marshall-Genzer examines the details of his new plan. Next, we’ll look at why stocks have been droopy this week, and then chat with professor Joseph Turow about stores that observe you while you’re shopping.

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