May 16, 2018

"I Love Capitalism!"


That's the name of Ken Langone's new book. He co-founded The Home Depot, and he's been around this economy for a while. We'll unpack that premise, but first we'll talk NAFTA renegotiations. Tomorrow's supposed to be the deadline, but it appears that…

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The obligation of capitalism

May 16, 2018
The co-founder of Home Depot says he's worried about the effect of Bernie Sanders on today's young people in his new book, "I Love Capitalism!"
Kenneth Langone, co-founder of The Home Depot.
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With international student enrollment declining in the U.S., intensive English programs feel the pinch

May 16, 2018
For the first time in over a decade, new international student enrollment at US colleges and universities declined last year. Intensive English language programs felt the drop first.
English language students listen to their teacher Susan Squires at the English Center June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. 
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Campaigns don't need a Cambridge Analytica to target you

May 16, 2018
We tagged along with one candidate to see how small campaigns use data.
Hoeber says she's visited just about every town and city in Maryland's 6th District, but she's strategic about exactly which homes she visits.
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With NAFTA negotiators still far apart, is it time for a “Skinny NAFTA”?

May 16, 2018
Tomorrow is supposed to be the final deadline  — per House Speaker Paul Ryan — for trade negotiators to agree to a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. That is if they want this Congress to vote on NAFTA before the end…

Macy’s parades an unexpectedly strong earnings report

May 16, 2018
The department store chain beat Wall Street’s estimates on a whole lot of fronts.

That’s the name of Ken Langone’s new book. He co-founded The Home Depot, and he’s been around this economy for a while. We’ll unpack that premise, but first we’ll talk NAFTA renegotiations. Tomorrow’s supposed to be the deadline, but it appears that deadline is malleable as the talks narrow in focus. Plus: the latest from a whole slew of earnings reports, including a big surprise from Macy’s. (05/16/2018)

Music from the episode

That Girl Justin Timberlake
Scream For Daddy Quasamodo
Be Good 2 Me LUXXURY
House Common Market
Everything Now Arcade Fire