Mar 29, 2017

03/29/2017: Brexit begins

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After more than four decades of membership with the European Union , the British government has officially notified its European partners that the U.K. is leaving the bloc. Marketplace’s London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard looks at how global banks and financial institutions based in the city of London are preparing for Brexit. Also on today's show, we take a look at how Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are looking to capitalize on the recent move in Congress to repeal rules aimed at protecting online privacy. Plus, Marketplace host Molly Wood talks to Stacy Smith, the executive vice president leading manufacturing, operations and sales at Intel, about why he thinks computing power will continue to advance despite barriers.

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In volatile times, keep investments diverse and chill

Mar 29, 2017
Experts say it’s best to keep emotions in check when investing for the long term. Staying the course for retirement amidst wild political developments

Intel says Moore’s Law lives on

Mar 29, 2017
The prediction that foreshadowed advancements in computing is here to stay, EVP says.
“I think the big impact of Moore's Law though is just that basic model of being able to double the capability every year or bring the cost down every year,” Stacy Smith of Intel says.
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Brexit triggers mixed emotions in London's financial center

Mar 29, 2017
Britain begins its long goodbye from the bloc today.
British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the Houses of Parliament today, triggering Article 50 and the process that takes Britain out of the European Union.
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Will tax reform upend market for low-income housing?

Mar 29, 2017
Cutting corporate taxes affects the market for affordable housing tax credits
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program has helped investors lower the cost of rent, but President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to cut corporate taxes is already affecting the market for low-income credits.
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Westinghouse bankruptcy raises questions about nuclear power's place

Mar 29, 2017
Westinghouse is one of the biggest names in nuclear energy around the world, and has been working on four new U.S. nuclear plants for years. Those South Carolina and Georgia-based projects have already run some $8 billion over budget. Now, Westinghouse has declared bankruptcy. This raises big questions about whether there’s a place for more […]

Your online privacy may soon come with a price tag

Mar 29, 2017
VPN providers are eyeing ways to make you feel more secure, for a fee.

Red state Kansas considers expanding Medicaid. Will others follow?

Mar 29, 2017
We’re still sifting through the fallout of Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week. One consequence: It’s reignited the debate in some states about whether to expand Medicaid. First out of the gate, the Kansas Legislature. Yesterday, state lawmakers sent the governor a bill to do just that. Nineteen states […]

After more than four decades of membership with the European Union , the British government has officially notified its European partners that the U.K. is leaving the bloc. Marketplace’s London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard looks at how global banks and financial institutions based in the city of London are preparing for Brexit. Also on today’s show, we take a look at how Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are looking to capitalize on the recent move in Congress to repeal rules aimed at protecting online privacy. Plus, Marketplace host Molly Wood talks to Stacy Smith, the executive vice president leading manufacturing, operations and sales at Intel, about why he thinks computing power will continue to advance despite barriers.

Music from the episode

Airfield Javelin
Hanging Gardens Classixx
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) Madeon, Passion Pit
Slow Boogie Various Artists
Chasing Rainbows Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk, Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk