Jul 30, 2018

The direction of the economy

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(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve is gearing up for another meeting this week. We spoke with Julia Coronado, economist at MacroPolicy Perspectives, about what to expect from the meeting and what the interest rate forecast looks for the rest of…

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Georgia has looked at what it takes to train some food stamp recipients to meet work requirements

Jul 30, 2018
The House version of the proposed federal farm bill would require parents with children over 6 years old to fulfill a 20-hour work or training requirement to receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.…

(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve is gearing up for another meeting this week. We spoke with Julia Coronado, economist at MacroPolicy Perspectives, about what to expect from the meeting and what the interest rate forecast looks for the rest of the year. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how Caterpillar’s performance as a company can reflect how the global economy is doing, and then we’ll explore the work obstacles some families face when trying to fulfill food stamp requirements. Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org/advisors) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (07/30/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC