Oct 15, 2018

Behind the midterm elections is a lot of big money

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(Markets Edition) Sears (also Kmart) filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, which means another 150 stores will close. However, 500 stores are staying open if suppliers want to maintain the flow of merchandise. We look at the history of the issues of Sears. We also take a look at the markets, and then the economy with Julia Coronado at Macropolicy Perspectives. Also, Monday is the day political campaigns unveil the numbers on their quarterly spending. There’s big money behind midterm elections, and Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams has been following it. Today’s show is sponsored by PayPal (paypal.com), Selligent (selligent.com) and U.S. Bank (usbank.com/altitude). 

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There is more proof some very big money is behind the midterm elections

Oct 15, 2018
More women are contributing money, and more of that money is backing female candidates.
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(Markets Edition) Sears (also Kmart) filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, which means another 150 stores will close. However, 500 stores are staying open if suppliers want to maintain the flow of merchandise. We look at the history of the issues of Sears. We also take a look at the markets, and then the economy with Julia Coronado at Macropolicy Perspectives. Also, Monday is the day political campaigns unveil the numbers on their quarterly spending. There’s big money behind midterm elections, and Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams has been following it. Today’s show is sponsored by PayPal (paypal.com), Selligent (selligent.com) and U.S. Bank (usbank.com/altitude). 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC