Jan 29, 2018

01/29/2018: The State of the Economy

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There comes a time in the life of every presidential administration when, economically speaking, they own it. We're not talking here about taking credit for the economy, Trump's been doing that since the early days, but when they've earned it.…

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The financial reality facing America's 16 million retail workers

Jan 29, 2018
A lot of retail workers have to use credit cards and borrow money from family members to meet basic expenses.
A female Wal-Mart employee walks through a parking lot as she returns to work at a Wal-Mart store June 23, 2004 in St. Charles, Illinois.
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Keurig and Dr Pepper aim for smooth, sweet merger

Jan 29, 2018
Keurig Green Mountain, the single-serve coffee pod maker, announced today that it will be merging with Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a deal worth an estimated $20 billion. Merging the hot and cold beverage brands will give a big boost…

The savings rate is at its lowest point since the recession

Jan 29, 2018
The lack of personal income savings is a reminder that all this growth economic growth could slow down pretty quickly.

There comes a time in the life of every presidential administration when, economically speaking, they own it. We’re not talking here about taking credit for the economy, Trump’s been doing that since the early days, but when they’ve earned it. With President Trump’s first State of the Union tomorrow night, and the economy virtually certain to be very high up in that speech, it seemed like a good time for a reality check. That’s where we’re starting today, plus a big merger in beverages and more from our series “Divided Decade.”

Music from the episode

That's What I Like Bruno Mars
Redbone Childish Gambino
Klymaxx Com Truise
All The Stars (with SZA) Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Go Gina SZA