Apr 29, 2019

Hotels are joining the competition

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Marriott, the world’s largest hotel operator, is taking on Airbnb with its own home-rental platform. Plus, we predict the Fed's move on rates tomorrow and explore a new trend in corporate America: fancy bathroom renovations.

Segments From this episode

High water on the Mississippi River means less barge cargo

Apr 29, 2019
Barge line president talks about dealing with flood conditions and his trip to Capitol Hill.
A barge moves along the flooded Mississippi River in 2011 in Natchez, Mississippi. 
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

How do organizations get tax-exempt status?

Apr 29, 2019
And how, or why, might that status be revoked?
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Marriott plans to take on Airbnb in home-sharing market

Apr 29, 2019
The hotel group is preparing to launch a new division.
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With no-show inflation, what does the Fed do next?

Apr 29, 2019
The current rate of inflation is well below target.
The US Federal Reserve building is seen on August 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

When did upscale office bathrooms become a thing?

Apr 29, 2019
We're talking soft lighting, colorful wallpaper, even cricket sounds.
Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

Bringing bacteria to the market

Apr 29, 2019
A slew of new companies are selling bacteria they say can improve our health.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Surviving Brexit, one seed at a time

Apr 29, 2019
In response to anxieties, Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds is selling Brexit "survival kits." They're a hit.
Paolo Arrigo is the director of Franchi Seeds.
Courtesy of the BBC

Music from the episode

Burning Sam Smith
Antenna Bonobo
Giant Leaves Monster Rally
Vide Noir Lord Huron

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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