Mar 16, 2017

03/16/17: Which agencies will lose out the most under Trump’s budget plan?

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With the release of the White House's budget proposal, we'll talk about who gets the big money and who may end up facing big cuts. Next, we'll look at Janet Yellen's rationale for the Fed's interest rate hike, and then explore the rising number of people who are falling behind on subprime car loans.

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Which areas will see cuts under Trump's budget?

Mar 16, 2017
One big winner: people who want to see a smaller government.
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Luxury parka-maker Canada Goose gambles on going public

Mar 16, 2017
High-end Toronto retailer Canada Goose is looking to raise at least $230 million with its IPO launch. Its product line is tiny, and the coyote fur-lined winter coat price tags are big, with some parkas going as high as $1,300. These are the challenges for luxury brands that go public.  Click the audio player above […]

Rising car loan default rates spell trouble for automakers

Mar 16, 2017
People who took out subprime loans to buy a car are falling behind on their payments at the highest rate since the financial crisis. That could lead to higher costs for people who want a car loan. It’s also bad news for the automakers.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories […]

How tech is finding its way into your beauty bag

Mar 16, 2017
Turns out algorithms are just at good at assessing your pores as analyzing data.
More than 300 companies displayed their products at the Beauty Tech Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products showcased include a hairbrush with a built-in microphone.
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Why some say Fed interest rate hikes are premature

Mar 16, 2017
But wages are starting to rise, Chair Janet Yellen says.
Rising wages are "a signal that we’re coming closer to our maximum employment objectives," Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said at a briefing yesterday.
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03/16/17: How will Trump's budget blueprint affect city funding?

Mar 16, 2017
Janet Yellen and co. raised interest rates by a quarter percent — but there's much more to the story than that. DS Economics' Diane Swonk joined us to discuss what this says about the Fed's views toward inflation. Afterwards, we'll look at what Trump's budget proposal means for U.S. cities, and then explore the challenges that exist for luxury brands that go public.

With the release of the White House’s budget proposal, we’ll talk about who gets the big money and who may end up facing big cuts. Next, we’ll look at Janet Yellen’s rationale for the Fed’s interest rate hike, and then explore the rising number of people who are falling behind on subprime car loans.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC