Aug 15, 2017

08/15/2017: CEOs and tech giants respond to Charlottesville violence

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Two more high-profile CEOs — including Intel's Brian Krzanich and Under Armour's Kevin Plank — have resigned from President Trump's manufacturing advisory council. On today's show, we'll look at how businesses are responding to this weekend's violence in Virginia. Afterwards, we'll talk about the possibility that the U.S. will place tariffs on foreign-made solar panels, and then discuss the controversy over allowing children to translate for their parents in emergency situations.

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Is it ever OK to ask children to translate for their parents in emergency situations?

Aug 15, 2017
Immigrant parents often depend on their children to translate for them.
Ft. Wayne police now carry language identifier notebooks with them as a way to determine and locate appropriate interpretation services. 
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The one vintage thing that doesn't appeal to millennials: Furniture

Aug 15, 2017
They're not as interested in those formal candlelight suppers.
Antique store owner Greg Nolte says large antique dining table sets are not of interest to his millennial customers.
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Banks are rethinking their premium credit card offerings

Aug 15, 2017
Bank of America plans to launch a new premium rewards credit card next month. The bank is entering a crowded field of similar products from American Express and Chase, whose Sapphire Reserve card made headlines for its initial 100,000-point sign-up bonus and $450 annual fee. As a result, banks are changing the way they try […]
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08/15/2017: Millennials aren't very interested in those candlelight suppers

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Aug 15, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has decided not to launch four missiles toward Guam after all, according to state media reports. Is that what's helping to calm markets? MacroPolicy Perspectives Julia Coronado joined us to talk about some of the factors responsible for this stock market rally. Afterwards, we'll discuss the crowded field of premium rewards cards, and then look at why millennials' seem to be disinterested in vintage furniture.

Solar industry grapples with possibility of tariffs on imported panels

Aug 15, 2017
The U.S. International Trade Commission, an independent federal agency, starts hearings Tuesday on whether U.S. solar manufacturers are being hurt by foreign competition. The hearings could lead to tariffs being put in place on all foreign-made panels. Such tariffs could have consequences for the entire solar industry.  Click the audio player above to hear the […]

Two more high-profile CEOs — including Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour’s Kevin Plank — have resigned from President Trump’s manufacturing advisory council. On today’s show, we’ll look at how businesses are responding to this weekend’s violence in Virginia. Afterwards, we’ll talk about the possibility that the U.S. will place tariffs on foreign-made solar panels, and then discuss the controversy over allowing children to translate for their parents in emergency situations.

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