Aug 10, 2017

08/10/2017: Get ready to negotiate that raise

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Deep into this slow economic recovery, American workers might finally be gaining the leverage to ask for more money (or they'll find work elsewhere.) On today's show, we'll discuss why their prospects are looking good. Afterwards, we'll discuss how military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea would affect the global economy, and then look at Nordstrom's (unsuccessful) attempts at going private.

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This 17-year-old hacked the Air Force

Aug 10, 2017
He found 40 website vulnerabilities at a federal bug bounty challenge.
HackerOne co-founder Jobert Abma (left) and bug bounty winner Jack Cable.
HackerOne

It might be a good time to ask for a raise

Aug 10, 2017
A tighter labor market could shift the balance of power from employers to employees.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

North Korea-U.S. tensions raise fears for global economy

Aug 10, 2017
Relations between the U.S. and North Korea have seldom been more strained. President Trump has threatened to bring, “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” if North Korea continues to threaten the U.S. with military action. Pyongyang responded by saying it’s considering an attack on the U.S. territory of Guam. If it came […]

Nordstrom’s doing better than most retailers — so why is it struggling to find a buyer?

Aug 10, 2017
Earnings for Nordstrom are expected later today. The retailer announced back in June that it was considering becoming a private company again. Buying out shareholders takes a lot of financing, and the company appears to be having a tough time getting formal talks going with potential investors. But that may not be such a bad […]

08/10/2017: Employers aren't finding enough workers who can pass a drug test

Aug 10, 2017
Blue Apron's stock went down 15 percent after its first earnings report, a disappointment to some who saw the company as a promising investment. Not every IPO does well, but there were some key things that Blue Apron should have disclosed, argues Marketplace regular Erik Gordon. He joined us to discuss some of the financial figures that the company failed to reveal before going public. Plus: Economist Diane Swonk is here to talk about data that indicates the opioid addiction has gotten to the point where it's squeezing America's labor supply — especially in rural areas.

Should Blue Apron have been more transparent with investors?

Aug 10, 2017
After its first earnings report, Blue Apron's stock price went down by 15 percent.
A view of a Blue Apron box.
Illustration by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Deep into this slow economic recovery, American workers might finally be gaining the leverage to ask for more money (or they’ll find work elsewhere.) On today’s show, we’ll discuss why their prospects are looking good. Afterwards, we’ll discuss how military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea would affect the global economy, and then look at Nordstrom’s (unsuccessful) attempts at going private.

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