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(U.S. Edition) While President Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaders from the European Union are meeting with China. We’ll look at whether this summit will push the two regions to band together against the U.S. Afterwards, we’ll discuss why retail sales have been on the rise since the spring, and then we’ll talk about what the closure of a rural hospital in southeastern Missouri — Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center — means for people who live nearby. Today’s podcast is sponsored by Avast (, Indeed (, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation ( (07/16/2018).

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How are consumers spending their money?

by Renata Sago Jul 16, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau will release June retail sales data this morning. We already know that consumer spending is strong right now due in part to a tight labor market and inflation. But how are consumers financing their current spending spree and what are they spending on, exactly? Click the audio player above to hear the […]

Hospital closure leaves soon-to-be mothers in rural Missouri without an OB-GYN

by Bram Sable-Smith Jul 16, 2018
Another rural hospital has closed, the 85th to shutter in the U.S. since 2010. This latest closing happened in Dunklin County, Missouri, one of the poorest counties in the state. The hospital was home to the only OB-GYN physician in a region that has one of the highest premature birth and infant mortality rates in […]

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