Dec 1, 2017

12/01/2017: Applying for financial aid straight from your phone

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(Markets Edition) Amid all this discussion about taxes, what does the Federal Reserve think? Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to discuss how they might react to a growth in GDP from the overhaul like Republicans are…

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The dreaded FAFSA form is going mobile

Dec 1, 2017
The move is meant to meet teenagers on their phones and make it simpler for them to apply.
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Big Lots reports earnings as stores get a makeover

Dec 1, 2017
There’s competition for shoppers who want a greater variety of cheaply priced goods.

(Markets Edition) Amid all this discussion about taxes, what does the Federal Reserve think? Christopher Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, joined us to discuss how they might react to a growth in GDP from the overhaul like Republicans are hoping. Afterwards, we’ll discuss the Department of Education’s plan to give the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a tech makeover by making a mobile app for it. Plus: We’ll look at whether the ultra-discount retailer Big Lots has what it takes to keep up with other discounters like Walmart and Dollar General.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC