Aug 15, 2018

Champagne and robot hands? Welcome to luxury shopping.

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(Markets Edition) The stock market experienced a down day today. In addition to drops in the Dow and S&P, Europe and Asia markets also fell. We talked with Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings, who mentioned speculation that the downward trend in Asia might have been due to some unfortunate earnings reports. Also, the online job-finding company Indeed put together a list that outlines which cities have the ideal blend of higher pay and decent cost-of-living. And, there are apparently some brick-and-mortar retail stores that have become high-end destination experiences for shoppers. We talked to reporter Kassia St Clair in London to tell us more. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com). (08/15/2018)

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Are we witnessing the renaissance of retail stores?

Brick-and-mortar stores might not be dead just yet.
A general view of a Glossier pop-up shop at Nasty Gal Santa Monica. 
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Where will your paycheck go the furthest?

Aug 15, 2018
Indeed.com has crunched the numbers on salary and cost of living in 185 metro areas and come up with a list of cities where your salary will go the furthest. The list also indicates where economic and job opportunities will likely be strongest going forward. The top cities are Duluth, Minnesota; Wilmington, North Carolina; Lubbock, […]
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(Markets Edition) The stock market experienced a down day today. In addition to drops in the Dow and S&P, Europe and Asia markets also fell. We talked with Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at Westwood Holdings, who mentioned speculation that the downward trend in Asia might have been due to some unfortunate earnings reports. Also, the online job-finding company Indeed put together a list that outlines which cities have the ideal blend of higher pay and decent cost-of-living. And, there are apparently some brick-and-mortar retail stores that have become high-end destination experiences for shoppers. We talked to reporter Kassia St Clair in London to tell us more. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com). (08/15/2018)

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC