Sep 29, 2017

09/29/2017: Puerto Rico, tax reform and The Killers

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In Puerto Rico, farmers are starting over from seeds, growing back $780 million in crops lost to Hurricane Maria. We speak to a reporter on the ground on the island and to a restaurant owner whose business is literally underwater.…

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Sampling body parts? Just the first job of a Killer

Sep 29, 2017
Rock band The Killers take the Marketplace Quiz.
Brandon Flowers (center) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (left) from the band The Killers take our money inspired personality questionnaire. 
Anton Corbijn

Elaine Chao, champion of Trump's infrastructure plan, chose to keep stock in a building company

Sep 29, 2017
After she was confirmed, the transportation secretary resigned from the board of Vulcan Materials but held on to deferred stock awards worth $300,000, an amount that could grow if Chao helps push an infrastructure bill through Congress.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testifies at her confirmation hearing in January 2017.
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How America's retirement savings system needs to change

Sep 29, 2017
Putnam Investments' CEO has some ideas for making defined contribution plans more relevant.
Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Puerto Rican farms are starting over from seeds

Sep 29, 2017
Hurricane Maria devastated farmland on the island.
Irma Maldanado stands with Sussury her parrot and her dog in what is left of her home that was destroyed when Hurricane Maria passed through on September 27, 2017 in Corozal, Puerto Rico. 
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What you need to know about reverse mortgages ... and their new rules

Sep 29, 2017
These mortgages let seniors take out loans, using their homes as security.
The reflection of blue skies and palm trees are seen in the window of a Countrywide banking and home loans location offering reverse mortgages in Sun City, Arizona.
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In Puerto Rico, farmers are starting over from seeds, growing back $780 million in crops lost to Hurricane Maria. We speak to a reporter on the ground on the island and to a restaurant owner whose business is literally underwater. Plus, we talk reverse mortgages, tax reform, infrastructure and retirement planning. Later, The Killers take the Marketplace Quiz.