Jul 12, 2017

07/12/2017: Thousands of internet companies unite

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As part of her bi-annual visit to the Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee. On today's show, we'll take a look at what topics she's likely to address, which may include interest rates and the Fed's plans for any bond sales. Afterwards, we'll discuss how thousands of internet companies are banding together today to protest the possible roll back of net neutrality rules. Then, we'll talk about why airline companies are enjoying higher profit margins from passengers, and how politics might be shaping the economy.

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As part of her bi-annual visit to the Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at what topics she’s likely to address, which may include interest rates and the Fed’s plans for any bond sales. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how thousands of internet companies are banding together today to protest the possible roll back of net neutrality rules. Then, we’ll talk about why airline companies are enjoying higher profit margins from passengers, and how politics might be shaping the economy.

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