Mar 15, 2018

03/15/2018: A match made at Bear Stearns

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Yesterday we examined the financials that lead to the fall of Bear Stearns, and now we're going to look at the human side: A couple of unlikely Wall Street workers who met and eventually got married at Bear's headquarters. We'll trace…

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A match made at Bear Stearns

Mar 15, 2018
Ten years later, a couple who met at the bank look back on its collapse.
Justin and Leigh Brannan were married at the former headquarters of Bear Stearns, in 2012. 
Photo courtesy of Justin and Leigh Brannan

Can tariffs bring back Big Steel?

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That's the plan, but pulling it off may be a lot more complicated than it sounds.
The Carrie Furnace, a blast furnace that has been closed for nearly 40 years, is now a national landmark and is visited by tourists interested in learning Pittsburgh's history.
Erika Beras/Marketplace

U.K. and Russia at odds over spy poisoning

Mar 15, 2018
The U.S., France and Germany also condemn alleged Russian killing.
British military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England on March 14, 2018.
ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

Yesterday we examined the financials that lead to the fall of Bear Stearns, and now we’re going to look at the human side: A couple of unlikely Wall Street workers who met and eventually got married at Bear’s headquarters. We’ll trace their relationship through the bank’s collapse and catch up with what’s happened since. First though, we’ll talk about the latest Russian sanctions here and abroad. Plus: A closer look at the National Rifle Association’s scorecard, a powerful grading system that candidates run on — or run from.

Music from the episode

The Last Maverick Tommy Guerrero, Marc Capelle, Tony Sevener