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Jul 13, 2016

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Germany's 10-year treasury bond yield dipped below zero yesterday; Theresa May took office today as the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister  we take a look at her economic policies; and is Brazil really ready for the Olympics? 

Segments From this episode

Alaskans faced with the first recession in decades

Jul 13, 2016
The state has lost more than 2,000 jobs in the energy industry in the last year.
Since she was laid off from her job as a botanist at an oil and gas contractor, Rachel Mills has been working at restaurants in downtown Anchorage. 
Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk.

Theresa May becomes UK Prime Minister

Jul 13, 2016
Britain's second woman PM draws comparisons with Margaret Thatcher but is very different.
Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016 on the day she takes office following the formal resignation of David Cameron.
GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images

Germany is in negative territory

Jul 13, 2016
For the first time, a Eurozone country issues negative-yield bonds. Who buys them?
Germany's 10-year treasury bond yield dipped below zero yesterday. 
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Is Brazil really ready for the Olympics?

Jul 13, 2016
Just weeks away from the games, the government is facing a laundry list of issues.
Brazilian marines stand guard at the Maua square in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 9, 2016, ahead of the Rio Olympic Games. 
CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Line messaging app enters an overcrowded market

Jul 13, 2016
Too many apps, so little time.
Line is a Japanese based messenger app trying to break into the public market.
Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

How would Mr. Robot market 'Mr. Robot'?

Jul 13, 2016
The hacker drama gave fans a teasing taste of what's to come
Mark Davis/Getty Images

Stock buybacks break records, prop up markets

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Jul 13, 2016
Fat with cash, companies are driving up their share prices.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 12, 2016 in New York City. 
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

It's that time again: the Fed's Beige Book is out

Jul 13, 2016
Fun anecdotes for economy nerds
What was she thinking when she read through it? 
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Germany’s 10-year treasury bond yield dipped below zero yesterday; Theresa May took office today as the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister  we take a look at her economic policies; and is Brazil really ready for the Olympics? 

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