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On today's show, we'll talk about Apple's slowdown in sales; a court's approval of the $15 billion Volkswagen diesel settlement; and why the Saudi government has decided to borrow money from international investors. 

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LendingClub expands its business around auto loans

Oct 25, 2016
LendingClub, the peer-to-peer loan company, is getting into the auto loan business. Americans borrow over $500 billion a year to help pay for their cars. But there’s a lot of room on the road for more business — only $40…
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Apple watches sold 70 percent less than last year

Oct 26, 2016
The good news: a new report shows that Apple sold over a million smartwatches this summer. The bad news: sales are 71 percent down from the same period last year. Smartwatches were quick out of the gate, but sales have…
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. 
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Playing hardball: doctors start negotiating with doctors

Oct 26, 2016
The lives of doctors — especially primary care doctors — are evolving in this post-Obamacare world.
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What to do with the VW albatross in your garage

Oct 26, 2016
VW is offering consumers options following its emissions scandal.
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What Volkswagen-Audi owners are supposed to do now

Oct 26, 2016
Volkswagen's $15 billion settlement, a drop in Apple stock, and the cost of patient care.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about Apple’s slowdown in sales; a court’s approval of the $15 billion Volkswagen diesel settlement; and why the Saudi government has decided to borrow money from international investors. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC