Nov 24, 2017

11/24/2017: Let’s do the numbers on Black Friday

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We've got a whole bunch of stories about America's biggest shopping holiday: From communities recovering after a long storm season, to shoppers in Korea trying to get in on the action. Then we talk with PayPal President Dan Schulman to get…

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Potential for tariffs on imported steel divides the U.S. steel industry

Nov 24, 2017
U.S. steel manufacturers worried about competition as well as those that depend on cheaper foreign steel imports to keep their businesses running, eagerly await a decision.
Right to left: MAR-MAC INC. CEO John Martin and his son Jarrett Martin use raw steel produced in the U.S. and abroad at the plant in McBee, S.C.
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PayPal's president says this Cyber Monday is all about mobile

Nov 24, 2017
80 percent of Americans are expected to use their phones to shop this holiday season.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says the U.S. is “a laggard in digital payments.”
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Korean firm helps extend Black Friday benefits overseas

Nov 24, 2017
Black Friday is an American phenomenon that increasingly, belongs to the world. Globalization and technology have made it much easier for folks overseas to buy sought-after American goods. This cross-border commerce has been around for decades but today, it’s getting…

In Rockport, Texas, residents review Black Friday priorities

Nov 24, 2017
As many Americans try to make the most of retailers offering deals on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the 10,000 or so residents of Rockport, Texas, are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Many…

The mysterious jump in Obamacare enrollment

Nov 24, 2017
We’re half-way through the Obamacare open enrollment period and we’ve got a bit of a health care mystery on our hands. Earlier this week, federal health officials reported nearly 800-thousand consumers selected plans on healthcare.gov – the federal website where…

Republicans are gearing up for a race to the finish on taxes

Nov 24, 2017
So much for a restful holiday weekend.

We’ve got a whole bunch of stories about America’s biggest shopping holiday: From communities recovering after a long storm season, to shoppers in Korea trying to get in on the action. Then we talk with PayPal President Dan Schulman to get his perspective on this year’s shopping season and the continuing rise of mobile payments. Plus: While we’re all rushing around to stores, Congress is enjoying one more day of rest before a frenzy of their own: Passing the tax bill before the end of the year.