We’re in a world of debt
Dec 14, 2018

We’re in a world of debt

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What could ride-share companies do for the health care system in the U.S.? Uber, Lyft and health-transportation startups are developing partnerships with health care providers to give people rides to medical appointments. Apple is making moves to Austin, Texas with a new $1 billion office complex in the Texas capital. Plus, the global debt has reached $184 trillion, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. We look at just how meaningful — or not — that large number is. Today's show is sponsored by Orvis, Selligent and Indeed.

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Apple to spend $1 billion on Austin campus

Dec 13, 2018
The new campus will be on a 133-acre plot located within 1 mile of the current facility.
A sign for an Apple Inc. campus on Riata Vista Circle is seen on Dec. 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Apple announced it will be spending $1 billion on a new campus in North Austin that will initially employ 5,000 and potentially increase to 15,000 workers.
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Global debt reaches record high of $184 trillion, IMF says

Dec 14, 2018
The IMF found that global debt from 2017 hit a world record of $184 trillion. That comes out to $86,000 per person, calculates the IMF. Most of the debt is held by the United States, China and Japan. What does this mean for the global economy?  Stories You Might Like A tailored ride-hail service with […]
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Ride-sharing to the doctor's office is big business

Dec 14, 2018
App-based services like Lyft and Uber are expanding aggressively into health care, as insurers will often pay for rides to ensure patients get to the care they need.
Lyft passengers and drivers in a Lyft ride on Feb. 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
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What could ride-share companies do for the health care system in the U.S.? Uber, Lyft and health-transportation startups are developing partnerships with health care providers to give people rides to medical appointments. Apple is making moves to Austin, Texas with a new $1 billion office complex in the Texas capital. Plus, the global debt has reached $184 trillion, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. We look at just how meaningful — or not — that large number is. Today’s show is sponsored by Orvis, Selligent and Indeed.

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