Apr 17, 2018

04/17/2018: We just aren’t building enough homes in the U.S.

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(Markets Edition) Starting today, the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether out-of-state businesses should pay South Dakota state and local taxes if they ship a product to a state. We'll take a brief look at the advantage online…

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Starbucks managers will have to take unconscious bias training. Does it actually work?

Apr 17, 2018
Last week, a manager from a Starbucks in Philadelphia called the police on two black men who had been waiting for a friend.
Protester Michelle Brown, 50, (L) demonstrates outside a Center City Starbucks on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the Center City Starbucks, which prompted an apology from the company's CEO.
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Study finds housing shortages in 22 states

Apr 17, 2018
The Commerce Department reports March housing starts Tuesday, giving us a snapshot of new home construction. U.S. housing production is finally returning to pre-recession levels, but a new report underscores that we’re still not building new homes fast enough to…

(Markets Edition) Starting today, the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether out-of-state businesses should pay South Dakota state and local taxes if they ship a product to a state. We’ll take a brief look at the advantage online retailers have in not charging sales taxes, and why Amazon might actually be at a disadvantage here. Afterwards, we’ll look at a new report showing that we’re not building new homes fast enough to meet demand in 22 states. Plus, following the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has called for its managers to undergo unconscious bias training. We’ll talk to customer service expert Jeanne Bliss about whether this type of training actually works. 

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