Aug 26, 2016

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We examine the relationship between the Wallin Education Partners scholarship program and diversifying Minnesota's workforce; residents in Aspen, Colorado, talk about the perils of affordable housing in a glitzy ski resort town; and we unpack the last five days of…

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Millennials get serious about retirement

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A survey reveals that young adults are already planning for their golden years.

Weekly Wrap: Janet Yellen cries hawk

Aug 26, 2016
Nela Richardson and Cardiff Garcia joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news.
Despite the slowing growth rate, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen voiced optimism about the economy at the central bank's annual Jackson Hole summit.
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Aspen's affordable housing program is showing its age

Aug 26, 2016
Older residents are staying put, squeezing out today's workers.
Aspen, Colorado, where the average price of a single-family home is more than $5 million.
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Building a diverse workforce by investing in college

Aug 26, 2016
A Minnesota scholarship program aims to close a gap in college completion.
Fatima Ahmad, 18, is a Wallin scholar and intern at U.S. Bank.
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This fall, TV networks go back in time

Aug 26, 2016
To stand out in a sea of content, TV networks are relying on recognizable brands.
Actors Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Lucas Till, Geroge Eads and Sandrine Holt will star in CBS' revival of "MacGyver" this fall.
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Supermarket price wars heating up

Aug 26, 2016
Wal-Mart, Dollar General and Kroger are cutting prices. But is it a smart strategy?
Discount retailer Dollar General is cutting prices on hundreds of items across 2,000 stores.
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Tech Intervention: There's such a thing as too many Ks

Aug 26, 2016
If people aren't buying 4k TVs, why would they go for 8k?
A visitor looks at 4K SUHD curved TVs at the Samsung stand during a press day at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair in Berlin.
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We examine the relationship between the Wallin Education Partners scholarship program and diversifying Minnesota’s workforce; residents in Aspen, Colorado, talk about the perils of affordable housing in a glitzy ski resort town; and we unpack the last five days of business and economy news for the Weekly Wrap.

Music from the episode

Hypnotize - Instrumental The Notorious B.I.G.
Young Folks Peter Bjorn and John
Fantasy Mariah Carey
Jeeper Creeper Sinkane