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Today the Fed said what you wanted to hear
Nov 28, 2018

Today the Fed said what you wanted to hear

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That means different folks heard different things. Markets heard a potential end to interest rate hikes, but we'll go back over Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell's remarks and tell you what you need to know. Then: Home sales have fallen to their slowest pace in two years, and low inventory in the housing market isn’t helping. But with slow sales, is there enough incentive to convince builders to build? Plus, Canada is seeing more asylum seekers. 

Segments From this episode

Rush to divorce is the latest consequence of 2017 tax reform

Nov 28, 2018
Alimony payments will no longer be tax deductible for divorces finalized after Jan. 1.
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Here's the median cost of a home in different parts of the country

Nov 28, 2018
The nationwide median for a new house is about $310,000.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Microsoft claws its way back to the top. How did it do that?

Nov 28, 2018
We don’t really talk about Microsoft in the same breath as Apple, Amazon or Facebook these days. Maybe we should. Over the last couple of days, Microsoft has been taking turns with Apple as the world’s most valuable public company. The last time Microsoft held that position was 2003. Microsoft once dominated the tech world […]

Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
Emma Jacobs/Marketplace

U.S. companies want more than China's free market gestures

Nov 28, 2018
Ahead of the G-20 summit, both the United States and China are signaling a potential agreement to back off the budding trade war. President Donald Trump reportedly may delay scheduled tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing has provided more market access to international insurance companies. But there are many issues that still need to be […]

That means different folks heard different things. Markets heard a potential end to interest rate hikes, but we’ll go back over Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell’s remarks and tell you what you need to know. Then: Home sales have fallen to their slowest pace in two years, and low inventory in the housing market isn’t helping. But with slow sales, is there enough incentive to convince builders to build? Plus, Canada is seeing more asylum seekers. 

Music from the episode

Tidal Waves The Shacks
Cirrus Bonobo
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse
Freedom Pharrell Williams