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Episode 136: VC hype vs. Wall Street

Oct 22, 2019

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Maybe it’s not a recession after all

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It could just be slow growth. Plus: How Amazon handles counterfeit goods and how couples handle money.

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For richer, for poorer: sharing money in marriage

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We talk to couples and experts about the intersection of love and money.
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The children of Chinese factory workers

by Jennifer Pak Oct 2, 2019
As part of a series on Communist China’s 70th anniversary, Marketplace’s China correspondent Jennifer Pak and Shanghai bureau news assistant, Charles Zhang, spoke to people in the country’s shoe industry – the world’s biggest – about their achievements and challenges over…
Hu Maolin was left in the care of his grandmother when he was two years old, while his parents worked in the cities.
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What if instead of a recession, we're just stuck with slow growth?

by Kimberly Adams Oct 2, 2019
Uncertainty over which is coming is bothering some small business owners.
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 12, when stocks finished a bruising session sharply lower as worries about slowing growth and the protracted U.S.-China trade war hit banking shares and the broader market.
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EU gave illegal subsidies to Airbus, WTO rules

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 2, 2019
The organization has given the U.S. permission to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion worth of EU exports per year.
An Airbus A350-1000 is parked on the tarmac in front of the Airbus pavilion at Le Bourget in 2017 during the International Paris Air Show.
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Trade group asks U.S. government to call out Amazon for counterfeits

by Marielle Segarra Oct 2, 2019
The group also wants web sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines added to the list.
A trade group is asking the federal government to put Amazon websites, specifically those in France and India, on a counterfeit list. Above, Amazon packages in northern France.
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The IPO industrial complex is starting to get worried

by Justin Ho Oct 2, 2019
In the wake of big-name flops, companies are canceling and putting off their own IPOs. That has real consequences for the industries that rely on companies going public.
WeWork is one of the companies having a tough time trying to go public. Above, a WeWork office facility in New York City.
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Auto loans are taking longer to pay off

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Oct 2, 2019
That could hurt consumers but benefit banks and dealerships.
Ford F-150s are lined up at a dealership in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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Topaz Basil Panagop, Fauves
Up From The South The Budos Band
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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
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