Sep 4, 2017

09/04/2017: A Twitter threat to North Korea

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In response to North Korea's latest nuclear test, Trump tweeted that the U.S. is considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea. We'll look at how many countries actually have ties to the area, and how likely it'd be for China — one of North Korea's biggest trading partners — to sever its relationship with the country. Afterwards, we'll discuss why home improvement retailers are succeeding right now, and then talk about the financial struggles NFL players may face after they leave the field.

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The big money NFL players earn may not last into retirement unless they make a plan

Sep 4, 2017
Around 15 percent of professional football players file for bankruptcy a dozen years after retirement.
The West Lafayette, Indiana Stacked Pickle location is one of a chain of nine such restaurants owned by former NFL player Gary Brackett.
Stan Jastrzebski/ for Marketplace

Been vacation shamed? It's on the rise

Sep 4, 2017
Millennials, who had a hard time finding jobs during the recession, are the least likely to take days off, a travel survey says.
Fewer than half of U.S. workers use their vacation days, a U.S. Travel Association survey says. Above, tourists sunbathe on the Magaluf beach in Mallorca.
David Ramos/Getty Images

Asian-inspired night markets are becoming a staple of Southern California

Sep 4, 2017
Vendors serve up dishes like ramen tacos and chicken skin nachos at 626 Night Market, where 100,000 people converge on summer weekends.
Hundreds of pop-up restaurants spend weekends in the summer serving food at the 626 Night Market in Arcadia, California.
Andy Uhler/Marketplace

Trump expected to end program for young immigrants

Sep 4, 2017
There's expected to be a six-month delay, according to reports.
Young immigrants and supporters walk holding signs during a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on Friday.
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09/04/2017: Americans aren't using those vacation days

Sep 4, 2017
There are reports that President Trump plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has given hundreds of thousands of young immigrants a reprieve from deportation. We'll look at how recipients have been preparing, along with the role of immigration in Arizona's economy. Afterwards, we'll discuss how many Americans — especially millennials — aren't using their vacation days, and then explore the rise of Asian-inspired night markets in Southern California.

In response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, Trump tweeted that the U.S. is considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea. We’ll look at how many countries actually have ties to the area, and how likely it’d be for China — one of North Korea’s biggest trading partners — to sever its relationship with the country. Afterwards, we’ll discuss why home improvement retailers are succeeding right now, and then talk about the financial struggles NFL players may face after they leave the field.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC