Nov 21, 2016

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On today's show we talk about the tax code and Republicans' chance to change it. Also, this election cycle was dominated by the phrase "white working class voters," we take a look at who exactly those people are. Finally, a look at retail ahead of holiday shopping. The National Retail Federation has offered optimistic sales forecasts for the holiday season, but uncertainty about consumer behavior after the election has retailers nervous.  

Segments From this episode

Wally Lamb's new novel is like a super enhanced e-book

Nov 21, 2016
Lamb's new novel “I’ll Take You There” is out as a digital app by Metabook.
Wally Lamb in the recording studio, laying down some Voice Overs for the "I'll Take You There" Metabook.
Kyle Makrauer

What will the election mean to holiday sales?

Nov 21, 2016
Uncertainty about consumer behavior after the election has retailers nervous
Shoppers leave a Target store after the start of a Black Friday sale during Thanksgiving evening in Los Angeles, California on November 26, 2015. 
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

What we mean when we talk about the working class

Nov 21, 2016
White working-class voters helped propel Donald Trump into the White House.
Supporters stand for the national anthem during a campaign rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the W.L. Zorn Arena November 1, 2016 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

ID theft protection company Lifelock bought by Symantec for $2.3 billion

Nov 21, 2016
How worried are we about identity theft? Well, a fair amount, judging by a new acquisition that’s been announced. Cyber security giant Symantec is buying Lifelock — an ID protection company — for $2.3 billion. Among other things, Symantec makes anti-virus software which has been traditionally been bundled with PCs. As that market declines, the […]
The figure of Norton Fighter, a hero character symbolizing reliability of Symantec's Norton Products, is displayed in front of Makuhari Messe during the Tokyo Game Show 2008 at Makuhari Messe on October 9, 2008 in Chiba, Japan. 
Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images

The GOP’s dream may become reality

Nov 21, 2016
Republican-led tax reform has best chance in years
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addresses a news conference to introduce the House Republicans' tax reform proposal with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol June 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. 

 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Why the Fed is changing interest-rate goals

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Nov 21, 2016
The interest rate target is worryingly low.
Stanley Fischer testifies before the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on his nomination to be the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on March 13, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 
MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Big Soda and the rise of product placement

Nov 21, 2016
Companies like Coca Cola and Pepsi transformed product placement into an art, rather than just an incidental opportunity for advertising.
A general view of a new Coca-Cola aluminum bottle during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 at Bryant Park on February 16, 2009 in New York City. 
Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for The Coca Cola Company

You can take a frozen turkey through airport security

Nov 21, 2016
Along with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
A turkey is on view for sale at a grocery store November 20, 2014, in Centreville, Virginia. 
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

On today’s show we talk about the tax code and Republicans’ chance to change it. Also, this election cycle was dominated by the phrase “white working class voters,” we take a look at who exactly those people are. Finally, a look at retail ahead of holiday shopping. The National Retail Federation has offered optimistic sales forecasts for the holiday season, but uncertainty about consumer behavior after the election has retailers nervous.  

Music from the episode

When You Love Somebody The Parson Red Heads
Take Me Over Cut Copy
Like an Animal Cymbals
Factory Bruce Springsteen
Factory Bruce Springsteen