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Feb 6, 2017

02/06/2017: The retirement crisis

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Nearly 100 tech companies, including giants like Apple, Facebook, Google and Netflix, filed a legal brief Sunday challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban. We'll look at what that brief can do and how much of it is symbolic. Plus, it's no secret that Trump watches a lot of cable news, and advertisers are catching on. Then, we'll look at two very different crises in this country: a lack of retirement savings and missing railroad crossings on GPS.

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America's coming retirement crisis

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Feb 6, 2017
Six in 10 Americans aren't on track with their savings.
Two recessions and almost a decade of sluggish economic growth have offered a reality check on how much Americans should be saving for retirement.
Pixabay

What Trump's plans for small business could do to this pie shop

Feb 6, 2017
In Los Angeles, the owners of The Pie Hole are waiting to find out about the president's plans for small businesses.
The Pie Hole's Los Angeles store. The owners have opened more locations, including one in Japan.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace

Why aren't railroad crossings on your map app?

Feb 6, 2017
About 200 people are killed at track crossings each year.
Many signs indicate the danger at the site of a deadly 2015 accident in Oxnard, California, where a truck driver turned his vehicle onto railroad tracks.
Jed Kim/Marketplace

Hospitals see slowdown in health care reform as a lobbying win in Washington

Feb 6, 2017
In the clearest sign yet that Republicans are tapping on the brakes on health care, President Donald Trump over the weekend said that an Obamacare replacement plan is coming by the end of this year, maybe early 2018. That’s very different from last month, when the president was talking about a plan coming as soon […]

Trump's love of cable TV creates an opportunity

Feb 6, 2017
President Donald Trump is a big fan of cable TV shows. That makes it more likely that advocates will try to reach him through advertising, which in turn could drive up ad rates. Stories You Might Like 02/03/2017: Super Bowl ads are riskier than ever (and just as expensive) 02/06/17: What a 12,000 mile trek […]

Nearly 100 tech companies, including giants like Apple, Facebook, Google and Netflix, filed a legal brief Sunday challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban. We’ll look at what that brief can do and how much of it is symbolic. Plus, it’s no secret that Trump watches a lot of cable news, and advertisers are catching on. Then, we’ll look at two very different crises in this country: a lack of retirement savings and missing railroad crossings on GPS.

Music from the episode

Been Around the World (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) Diddy, The Family, The Notorious B.I.G., Mase
Pumpin Blood NONONO
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Down, Down, Down - Club Mix DJ Quik, Suga Free, Mausberg, AMG
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes