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Fleece power vests are big business

Fleece power vests are big business

Apr 19, 2019
The vest is a big part of the way business looks right now. Today, we look at why. Plus: Why T-Mobile wants in the banking business, and who's really to blame for slow Brexit negotiations. 
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Brexit touches German funny bone

by Stephen Beard Apr 19, 2019
Britain's handling of Brexit is seen as inept and funny by some Germans ... but not all.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel look at a tablet ahead of a European Council meeting on Brexit at the Europa Building at the European Parliament in Brussels on April 10.
KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

How the vest became Wall Street's bulletproof armor

by Justin Ho and Leila Goldstein Apr 19, 2019
The fleece vest has become ubiquitous in the finance world. Manufacturers are taking note.
Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, arrives for the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. 
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T-Mobile dials into mobile banking

by Kimberly Adams Apr 19, 2019
It's working hard to set itself apart from competitors.
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Home building remains stuck in the mud

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Apr 19, 2019
Last month's flooding did not help matters.
Construction workers are seen outside a new house being built in Monterey Park, California on March 19, 2019. - The Los Angeles metro area is one of the worst areas in the country for first-time home buyers, according to a study released by Bankrate.com, which analyzed the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country with Los Angeles finishing behind San Francisco as the worst for first-time home buyers. 
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After a challenging year, the catfish business bounces back

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Apr 19, 2019
From suboptimal weather, to cooking for Congress ... a lot can impact a catfish farmer.
North Caroline catfish is shown March 14, 2002 during the 20th annual International Boston Seafood Show in Boston, MA. 
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Music from the episode

What You Know Two Door Cinema Club
BoJack's Theme Patrick Carney, Ralph Carney
Nightlite Bonobo, Bajka
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
Dark Thunder Midnight Magic

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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Assistant Producer
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