Jul 13, 2017

07/13/2017: The latest GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

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The Senate is expected to unveil a revised health care bill later today. On today's show, we'll take a look at what'll stay the same, and a new proposal that would allow insurers to sell plans that don't comply with Obamacare standards. Afterwards, we'll look at one trading exchange's plan to launch an open-outcry trading pit — a move that some trading firms are opposing.

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Why is Amazon loaning its sellers money?

Jul 13, 2017
20,000 businesses have borrowed money from its invite-only loan program.
Amazon has won the rights to stream "Thursday Night Football" for the upcoming NFL season. Above, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
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Perry is in Mexico for energy talks

Jul 13, 2017
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry meets today with Mexico’s president and its energy secretary in Mexico City. Perry said this week the U.S. has an opportunity to develop a “North American energy strategy.” His positive tone extends to the North American Free Trade Agreement, too. President Trump has talked of dismantling NAFTA, but Perry says […]

07/13/2017: The future of interest rates

Jul 13, 2017
Appearing before the House yesterday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that the Fed could slow down interest rate increases — and the markets seemed to like what she said. Jay Brayson, managing director and global economist at Wells Fargo, stopped by to talk about what we should expect from her testimony today, along with current inflation rates. Afterwards, we'll discuss why the National Defense Authorization Act is one of the most popular bills in Congress, and then look at Amazon's decision to ramp up its lending business.

A shouting human can sometimes be more effective than a computer

Jul 13, 2017
The Box Options Exchange wants to bring back the open-outcry floor.
 A trader in the crude oil options pit yells out during trading at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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The Senate is expected to unveil a revised health care bill later today. On today’s show, we’ll take a look at what’ll stay the same, and a new proposal that would allow insurers to sell plans that don’t comply with Obamacare standards. Afterwards, we’ll look at one trading exchange’s plan to launch an open-outcry trading pit — a move that some trading firms are opposing.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC