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Why U.S. manufacturing companies tend to succeed in China while tech companies like Uber tend not to; how driverless cars might impact the car insurance industry; and Democrats are calling for reforming the Federal Reserve, but is that necessary? 

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Why China was a tough market for Uber

Aug 1, 2016
After years of losses, Uber is selling its China business to rival Didi Chuxing.
A man walks past an Uber station outside a shopping mall in Beijing on August 1, 2016.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

The car insurance industry has a huge blindspot

Aug 1, 2016
Insurance premiums are expected to decline by 80 percent due to driverless cars.
Self-driving cars may cause insurance premiums to decline. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Think you can't help Syrian refugees? Look at these folks

Aug 1, 2016
More relief agencies are turning to local community groups for help with refugees

Does the Federal Reserve need reforming?

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Aug 1, 2016
Links between regional banks and private bankers are under fire
A view of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., in 2015.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Healthy eating group: maybe don't order a 2,800 calorie burger

Aug 1, 2016
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards.
A "Whole Hog Burger" sighted in the wild.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill via Facebook

Airlines are doing well – so why aren't analysts happy?

Aug 1, 2016
Earnings are up but unit revenue is down – the complexity of airline economics
Airline earnings are up but unit revenue is down - what does that mean?
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Loss and redemption on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Aug 1, 2016
A reporter investigates the violent history of his Shanghai property.
Weiqi Zhu stands in front of his trading terminal at a major bank in Hong Kong. The 29-year-old lost his father during the demolition of his Shanghai neighborhood.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

Why U.S. manufacturing companies tend to succeed in China while tech companies like Uber tend not to; how driverless cars might impact the car insurance industry; and Democrats are calling for reforming the Federal Reserve, but is that necessary? 

Music from the episode

Cover Your Tracks Young Galaxy
Acceptable in the 80's Calvin Harris
Surprise Hotel Fool's Gold