Jul 7, 2017

07/07/2017: The hotel for millennials

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With the world's economic leaders meeting this week, we'll talk about the future of global trade. The U.S. may impose harsher trade restrictions, which could lead European countries to retaliate. Afterwards, we'll look at some in-demand jobs in this near…

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Walmart tries to make better savers out of the unbanked

Jul 7, 2017
A prepaid debit card program with a savings plan called the Vault links prizes to savings.
Latoya Roberts and her three children shop at a Walmart in a suburb outside of Pittsburgh.
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Here are the hot jobs in this low unemployment economy

Jul 7, 2017
The June unemployment report is out today, and we’re looking at which jobs are in demand in our near-full employment economy. How can you tell which occupations are hard to fill? One way is to see where employers are raising…

Hilton appeals to millennials with new cheap and trendy hotel chain

Jul 7, 2017
Hilton opened its 5,000th hotel last month, but this one wasn’t one of the luxury properties the company is known for. The new hotel in Oklahoma City is the first in Hilton’s new low-cost brand called Tru. It’s part of…

07/07/2017: Tesla has plans to build the world's largest lithium ion battery

Jul 7, 2017
A stronger-than-expected jobs report is boosting the markets today. Last month, the U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs — a figure that beat experts' predictions. But not everything was positive. Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to talk…

With the world’s economic leaders meeting this week, we’ll talk about the future of global trade. The U.S. may impose harsher trade restrictions, which could lead European countries to retaliate. Afterwards, we’ll look at some in-demand jobs in this near full-employment economy, and then discuss Hilton’s decision to launch a new low-cost hotel brand called Tru. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC