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(Markets Edition) European politics are causing turbulence in the world’s financial markets. We’ll look how fresh elections in Italy and Spain are playing a role in all of this. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how Costco is holding up in the age of Amazon compared to retailers like Walmart and Target, and then we’ll look at the demographics of who invests in the stock market and what keeps some groups from investing. (05/29/2018)

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Costco’s membership warehouse model has been faring well in the competitive retail space

by Mitchell Hartman May 29, 2018
Later this week, we’ll get quarterly earnings from Costco, the nationwide warehouse-discounter. The chain offers a limited number of items — premium and private-label — priced to sell. So how is the company faring as it faces an ever-more competitive retail landscape for brick-and-mortar and online sales? Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

A handful of new tech companies are hoping to bring new people into the stock market

by Jake J. Smith May 29, 2018
Federal Reserve data show that just 14 percent of U.S. families own stock directly, and only 52 percent have a retirement account. It’s a highly skewed group: White households are far more likely to hold stock than black or Hispanic households, while the vast majority of stock holdings belong to the wealthiest 5 percent. Economists say […]

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