Here come the consultants
Oct 12, 2018

Here come the consultants

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With an avalanche of tariffs to navigate, companies are facing a lot of uncertainty over how to plan ahead. Meanwhile, business is booming for trade consultants. We'll talk about it, but first: mortgage rates have hit a seven-year high, and Obamacare prices are dropping for the first time. What's going on? Plus, how nonprofits fund raise after scandal.

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Trade consultants get a boost from tariff tensions

Oct 12, 2018
Anxious importers are flooding the phone lines of trade advisers; one has seen a 20 percent jump in business.
A worker about to move stock at the Medsource Labs warehouse in Chaska, Minnesota.
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Here's why Obamacare premiums are going down for the first time

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Oct 12, 2018
It's "really about returning excess profits," a Kaiser Family Foundation executive says.
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Banks count their blessings in recovery

Oct 12, 2018
Three big banks posted their quarterly results Friday. And they were good. When you hear that profits at a bank like JPMorgan Chase were up almost 25 percent, you have to wonder: Why? Well, one reason is banks are making a lot more from you and me. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
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With an avalanche of tariffs to navigate, companies are facing a lot of uncertainty over how to plan ahead. Meanwhile, business is booming for trade consultants. We’ll talk about it, but first: mortgage rates have hit a seven-year high, and Obamacare prices are dropping for the first time. What’s going on? Plus, how nonprofits fund raise after scandal.

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