Feb 13, 2017

02/13/2017: Don’t touch your retirement!

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President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met for the first time today, and at a joint press conference Trudeau stressed the two countries' trade relationship. Could Canada be the one to save NAFTA? Then: Most Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, and those who are saving often raid their funds for big and unexpected expenses. We'll look at different saving plans that can keep you from self-sabotage. Plus, the economics of pilot season and why smart cars need smarter roads.

Segments From this episode

Georgia project aims to build smarter roads

Feb 13, 2017
Cars are getting more sophisticated, and 'dumb' highways are slowly evolving to catch up to them.
An SUV tests a system that allows drivers to check tire pressure without leaving their vehicle. Built by United Kingdom startup WheelRight, it's part of an effort to transform a stretch of Interstate Highway 85 in Georgia into a testing ground for technology.
Bradley George/Georgia Public Broadcasting

Americans just can't leave retirement savings alone

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Feb 13, 2017
For each dollar saved, 40 cents is withdrawn. Social scientists have a solution.
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On NAFTA, is it Canada to the rescue?

Feb 13, 2017
President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed their “profound shared economic interests” as they met for the first time today. At one point in his press conference with Trump, Trudeau said the North American Free Trade Agreement is a real concern for many Canadians because their jobs depend on trade with the […]

What economists can learn from English majors

Feb 13, 2017
Robert Shiller, Yale economics professor and Nobel laureate, explains why stories are powerful when it comes to the economy.
Robert Shiller says economists should pay more attention to narratives to help them explain why economic events happen.
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Why TV pilot season is tougher than ever for networks

Feb 13, 2017
Streaming, peak TV and an abundance of content are partly to blame.
A screen grab from the fantasy-drama series "Game of Thrones." It's seventh season premieres in mid-2017.
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Snuggies are blankets, federal court says

Feb 13, 2017
Having sleeves doesn't make it apparel.
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DeVos faces lawsuit over “gainful-employment” regulations the first week on the job

Feb 13, 2017
The trade association representing cosmetology schools seeks to block enforcement of the Obama-era regulations.

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met for the first time today, and at a joint press conference Trudeau stressed the two countries’ trade relationship. Could Canada be the one to save NAFTA? Then: Most Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, and those who are saving often raid their funds for big and unexpected expenses. We’ll look at different saving plans that can keep you from self-sabotage. Plus, the economics of pilot season and why smart cars need smarter roads.

Music from the episode

Uptown Funk Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest