Aug 23, 2017

08/23/2017: What an immigration raid did to one small Iowa town

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WPP — the biggest advertising agency in the world — has revised its sales downward, with its CEO indicating that U.S. policy could be a reason for some of the uncertainty that it's facing. We'll find out how all the drama in Washington, D.C. could have such a ripple effect on global businesses. Afterwards, we'll discuss a new study that shows ExxonMobil may have misled investors about how much it knew about climate change. Then, we'll look at how a 2008 immigration raid in Postville, Iowa has affected the town. 

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Public libraries are now lending out ukuleles, neckties, and even telescopes

Aug 23, 2017
Libraries have started to lend out not just books and movies, but musical instruments and other paraphernalia for hobbies.
Library patrons in East Boston can check out gardening books and take seed packets home with them.
Daniel A. Gross/ for Marketplace

Exxon's public statements about climate change were misleading, Harvard study shows

Aug 23, 2017
Harvard University researchers say a review of Exxon Mobil documents show the company misled investors and the public about how much it knew about climate change. That’s already the subject of investigations by the attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts. Their report says that the internal communication between scientists at Exxon Mobile was drastically […]

08/23/2017: Public libraries aren't just for books

Aug 23, 2017
With the summer winding down, we'll check in with Westwood Holdings Group's Susan Schmidt about how the markets are doing. Afterwards, we'll discuss Staples' struggling sales, and then look at how some public libraries are starting to loan out musical instruments and telescopes.

WPP — the biggest advertising agency in the world — has revised its sales downward, with its CEO indicating that U.S. policy could be a reason for some of the uncertainty that it’s facing. We’ll find out how all the drama in Washington, D.C. could have such a ripple effect on global businesses. Afterwards, we’ll discuss a new study that shows ExxonMobil may have misled investors about how much it knew about climate change. Then, we’ll look at how a 2008 immigration raid in Postville, Iowa has affected the town. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC