Dec 28, 2016

12/28/16: Don’t get too excited about the Dow

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So the Dow didn't hit 20,000 today, but when it does, what's the big deal? We often say the stock market isn't the economy, but the Dow isn't even the whole market. Also on today's show: If you haven't returned your Samsung Note 7, you should probably do that soon because several carriers plan on releasing an update to end all updates. Lastly: A look ahead at how Trump might approach job growth with unemployment already under five percent. 

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Despite low unemployment, Trump calls for more jobs

Dec 23, 2016
Economists say we are already experiencing full employment.
President-elect Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. 
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What will the European economy look like in 2017?

Dec 28, 2016
This year saw Brexit and the Italian referendum -- both sea changes that will affect the economies of Europe
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: A man waves the EU flag in front of the Supreme Court ahead of the first day of a hearing into whether Parliament's consent is required before the Brexit process can begin. 
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 A trader wearing a 'Dow 20,000' hat works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), December 20, 2016 in New York City.
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This good deed leads to weeds

Dec 28, 2016
Midwestern farmers are spreading a tough weed by sowing ground-cover mixes contaminated with its seeds.
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A Samsung customer browses a web page showing a fire-damaged Samsung Note 7 mobile phone, on a similar device, at a Samsung store in a mall beneath the company's headquarters in the Gangnam district of Seoul on October 12, 2016. 
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How familiar are you with the concept of sustainable investing?

Dec 28, 2016
A G20 taskforce calls for companies to be clearer about the financial risks they face from things like, say, a warmer planet.

Masonry restorers-in-training learn how to hold New York together

Dec 28, 2016
In New York City, masonry restorers are always in demand. The law requires regular inspections of large buildings, to stop stone and brick from coming loose and killing people.
Graduating interns in masonry restoration cut the ribbon on the Borden Mausoleum
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So the Dow didn’t hit 20,000 today, but when it does, what’s the big deal? We often say the stock market isn’t the economy, but the Dow isn’t even the whole market. Also on today’s show: If you haven’t returned your Samsung Note 7, you should probably do that soon because several carriers plan on releasing an update to end all updates. Lastly: A look ahead at how Trump might approach job growth with unemployment already under five percent.