Jul 28, 2017

07/28/2017: Fake weddings, real refugees

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We're weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What's it like to be a refugee resettling in the U.S.? And can lasers save jeans manufacturers money (and water)? All of this, plus health care and race in banking. 

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Is Venmo making us petty?

We want to know if the money-sharing app is causing angst among your friends.
Beer from Block 15 in Corvallis, Oregon.
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Inside the world of fake discounts

What would you fake to save a little money?
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Why is Wall Street losing black executives?

Jul 28, 2017
Some of the biggest U.S. banks are losing diversity, falling behind the rest of corporate America.

What next for health care in the United States?

Jul 28, 2017
"There is now an expectation that people should have access to care."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks with an aide as he leaves the Senate floor following a Motion to commit vote on HR 1628 (American Health Care Act) on Capitol Hill, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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Rebuilding your financial life in the U.S. as a refugee

Jul 28, 2017
"The system in Syria is different. We don't have credit. We deal only in cash."
Syrian couple Jay Abdo and Fadia Afashe.
Courtesy of Fadia Afashe

We’re weighing some silly and serious questions on the show this week. Would you fake an engagement for the wedding-related discounts? Is the payment app Venmo making us rude? What’s it like to be a refugee resettling in the U.S.? And can lasers save jeans manufacturers money (and water)? All of this, plus health care and race in banking.