A bear in bull’s clothing
Feb 7, 2019

A bear in bull’s clothing

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The federal consumer watchdog looks to roll back regulations on payday lenders. How is the American toy industry doing after Toys"R"Us pulled the plug? Plus, financial markets seem to be correcting following a slight downturn late last year, but one expert tells us it might not have been so slight. So, are we actually in a bear market? The thing is, we won't know until later.

Today's show is sponsored by Ling Ling Asian FoodsAvery Publishing, the Alliance for Lifetime Income and Indeed.

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Mattel, Hasbro to offer snapshot of toy industry

Feb 7, 2019
Mattel and Hasbro will both report their earnings this week. Mattel reports Thursday after the market closes, and Hasbro reports Friday. Combined, these two companies will give us a sense of how the toy industry fared during the all-important holiday season and how they’re coping with the closure of retailer Toys R Us. Stories You […]
There are more than 20,000 variations of Hot Wheels, according to Mattel.
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CFPB seeks to rollback rule restricting payday lenders

Feb 7, 2019
The Trump administration is handing payday lenders a potential victory.
A sign outside a "Speedy Cash" cash loans shop on Brixton High Street on Nov. 1, 2012 in London, England.
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The federal consumer watchdog looks to roll back regulations on payday lenders. How is the American toy industry doing after Toys”R”Us pulled the plug? Plus, financial markets seem to be correcting following a slight downturn late last year, but one expert tells us it might not have been so slight. So, are we actually in a bear market? The thing is, we won’t know until later.

Today’s show is sponsored by Ling Ling Asian FoodsAvery Publishing, the Alliance for Lifetime Income and Indeed.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director