Mar 23, 2018

03/23/2018: A Trump tweet puts a government shutdown back on the table

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(Markets Edition) Congress recently approved a $1.3 trillion bill, but this battle isn't over yet. President Trump just tweeted that he might veto the measure, shortly before the stock market opened. We'll talk to Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN…

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What a Chapter 11 retail bankruptcy looks like on the ground

Mar 23, 2018
Multibillion-dollar retailers are enormous machines, with a complex network of suppliers and tens of thousands of workers around the country. Chapter 11 puts them in limbo.
Toys R Us filed for liquidation in a U.S. Bankruptcy court and plans to close 735 stores, leaving 33,000 workers out of jobs. Above, a Toys R Us store in Emeryville, California.
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(Markets Edition) Congress recently approved a $1.3 trillion bill, but this battle isn’t over yet. President Trump just tweeted that he might veto the measure, shortly before the stock market opened. We’ll talk to Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about how the markets are doing. Afterwards, with news that Toys R Us is closing its stores, we’ll look at how its decision to file for bankruptcy has affected suppliers and workers. 

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