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Destructive torrential rains are causing widespread flooding in Louisiana and scientists expect these deluges to become more common as the atmosphere warms; why some Wall Street traders turn to performance coaches to help with the pressure of the job; and Kai talks to Walker & Company Brands CEO Tristan Walker for the latest installment of Corner Office. 

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A look inside the secretive world of Hollywood agents

Aug 16, 2016
James Andrew Miller on his new book, “Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency”
Actor Jack Nicholson (L) and executive Michael Ovitz attend the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs on November 28, 2003 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Louisiana floods: a new normal?

Aug 16, 2016
The flooding has been described as "historic" and "unprecedented." How long before it happens again?
A man navigates a boat of rescued goats past a partially submerged car after flooding on August 16, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana. As many as 20,000 people have been rescued following unprecedented floods in the southern US state of Louisiana.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

When traders lose their mojo — enter the performance coach

Aug 16, 2016
To get an edge, a growing number of traders are turning to a not-so-secret weapon
 Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Bevel keeps growing, from online to retail shelves

Aug 16, 2016
Tristan Walker of Bevel says "Silicon Valley is growing a hell of a lot more amenable to companies like ours."
The Bevel Razor.
Courtesy of Walker and Company

Obama administration expands access to student aid

Aug 16, 2016
Students in some nontraditional training programs can now use federal grants and loans.
The Obama administration announced new funding for education in the form of skills training. 
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This may be Obamacare’s biggest test

Aug 16, 2016
Aetna is ditching most Obamacare exchanges. What does that means for Obamacare’s long-term health?
A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair.
David McNew/Getty Images

Inflation is only mostly dead

Aug 16, 2016
There's a big difference.
Bye boy, have fun trying to raise the consumer price index!

Destructive torrential rains are causing widespread flooding in Louisiana and scientists expect these deluges to become more common as the atmosphere warms; why some Wall Street traders turn to performance coaches to help with the pressure of the job; and Kai talks to Walker & Company Brands CEO Tristan Walker for the latest installment of Corner Office. 

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