Nov 25, 2016

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Thanks for taking a break from your holiday shopping to be with us this Black Friday. We'll start with the Weekly Wrap and talk about — what else? — consumer confidence and early spending numbers for the holiday weekend. Then we'll look at how secure those purchases are now that we've made the switch to chip cards, and the opportunities for seasonal work this holiday season. Plus, American car makers in China and the resurgence of Funfetti.

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U.S. automakers’ push into China faces hurdles

Nov 25, 2016
Big American trucks used to be banned, and they're still subject to high tariffs, but GM and Ford seem to think the time is right.
Elevated motorways in Shanghai on, 2015.
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The unemployed could have an opportunity in seasonal work

Nov 25, 2016
Employers are looking for help, but a lot of people have jobs. That means stores will need to start looking at workers they may have ignored.
Toys'R'Us workers wait for shoppers inside the store during early Black Friday events on November 24, 2016 in Paramus, New Jersey.

 
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We have the chips, but how safe is online shopping?

Nov 25, 2016
You're still an easy target online, where so much holiday shopping actually happens.
Shoppers buy gifts at the Toys'R'Us store during early Black Friday events on November 24, 2016 in Paramus, New Jersey. Although Black Friday sales are expected to be strong, many shoppers are opting to buy early or online, with retailers offering year round sales and other incentives that are expected to ease crowds.
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Weekly Wrap: It's that time of year again

Nov 25, 2016
Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville and John Carney of the Wall Street Journal join us on Black Friday to talk about — what else? — consumer confidence, and more.

Thanks for taking a break from your holiday shopping to be with us this Black Friday. We’ll start with the Weekly Wrap and talk about — what else? — consumer confidence and early spending numbers for the holiday weekend. Then we’ll look at how secure those purchases are now that we’ve made the switch to chip cards, and the opportunities for seasonal work this holiday season. Plus, American car makers in China and the resurgence of Funfetti.