Aug 2, 2018

What’s next for the Fed?

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(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve met this week, but they did not end up raising short-term interest rates. We'll look at what they have planned for the rest of the year and their assessment of the economy. Afterwards, we'll discuss…

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Treasury intervention could give more help to data breach victims

Aug 2, 2018
This week, the Treasury Department issued recommendations to protect consumers from big data breaches, like the ones we’ve seen at Equifax and Target. Among the Treasury Department’s recommendations: creating a national standard for handling the aftermath of data breaches. Click…
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To combat Spain's affordable housing crisis, Barcelona has started renting out empty apartments owned by banks

Aug 2, 2018
Spain is in a housing crisis. According to the latest official figures from 2012, around 22,000 people are homeless, though more recent estimates from nonprofits say it could be closer to 40,000. And there’s a surplus of empty homes —…
Mainly empty apartments are seen in Marina d'Or resort on May 19, 2014 in Oropesa del Mar, Spain.
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(Markets Edition) The Federal Reserve met this week, but they did not end up raising short-term interest rates. We’ll look at what they have planned for the rest of the year and their assessment of the economy. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the standards that currently exist for data breaches, and then we’ll explore how Barcelona, Spain, is planning to turn some of its empty apartments into public housing. Today’s show is sponsored by Battelle (Battelle.org/QI) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/02/2018) 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC