Aug 19, 2020

Why some stock portfolios seem to be immune to the coronavirus

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Why are investors aggressively buying stocks right now? It's in part because the returns on bonds are so low right now. Plus, the USPS and veterans. And, reimagining our world with sustainability, waste and the "circular economy" in mind.

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U.S. Postal Service is a big employer of veterans

Aug 19, 2020
The USPS says veterans make up roughly one-sixth of its workforce.
The federal pension the USPS offers is one part of what makes the job attractive to veterans.
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Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite hit record highs Tuesday

Why would people buy stocks given the mess we remain in? Michael Hewson at CMC Markets sheds some light on the subject.

Eliminating the concept of waste from the economy

Aug 19, 2020
For architect William McDonough, an economy of the future is a "circular economy."
"If we're destroying the Earth, we have to ask ourselves, is this is our intention? And if it's not, perhaps we need a new design," architect William McDonough says.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director