Feb 9, 2018

02/09/2018: We made it.

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What a week, right? Huge market swings, a correction and, oh yeah, a baby government shutdown. Is this the new normal? That's what we're sorting through in the conversation that kicks off today's show. Now let's be clear: We're in…

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Dan and Dave, and the most famous Olympic ad campaign of all time

Feb 9, 2018
It involves Reebok, two decathletes, and one fateful day in New Orleans.
U.S. decathletes Dan O'Brien, left, and Dave Johnson at the Modesto Relays in Modesto, California, on May 16, 1992.
Tim DeFrisco/Getty Images

What happens when a new technology that is better for the environment also eliminates jobs?

Feb 9, 2018
A union in California goes up against the rising tide of automation.
Longshoremen working on the ship COSCO Denmark at a non-automated terminal at the Port of Long Beach in 2010.
Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach

Amazon will pilot package carrier service in Los Angeles

Feb 9, 2018
As Amazon expands its logistics operations, it’s inching closer to developing a service that competes with FedEx and UPS. Shares of both package carriers fell today after news of Amazon’s new Shipping with Amazon service was reported in the Wall…

Hey, wait. My hamburger just got more expensive.

Feb 9, 2018
The plunge in the stock market this week has been widely ascribed to fears that inflation is coming. But for large parts of the American economy — namely, business — inflation is already here. From car companies to restaurant groups, American companies…

Waiting out a down market may be tough for workers headed toward retirement

Feb 9, 2018
All that advice about taking a deep breath, focusing on the long term and not obsessing about the balance in your retirement accounts as the markets take a wild ride sounds a lot better when you’re not headed toward retirement…

What a week, right? Huge market swings, a correction and, oh yeah, a baby government shutdown. Is this the new normal? That’s what we’re sorting through in the conversation that kicks off today’s show. Now let’s be clear: We’re in a correction, there’s no reason to get all jittery and do something crazy with your retirement savings. That said, it’s understandable that people’s calculations have changed in the decade since the financial crisis. Plus, revisiting “Dan and Dave,” perhaps the most famous Olympic ad campaign of all time.