Jul 29, 2019

What a rate cut means (and doesn’t mean)

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The Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. Does that mean a recession's on the horizon? Plus: the fight over who gets to sell cancer drugs and the uncomfortable feelings that can…

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The battle over who gets to sell pills for cancer treatment

Jul 29, 2019
Doctors are challenging pharmacy middlemen over who can fill prescriptions.
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Automatic Reply: "I'm not bitter"

Jul 29, 2019
When Steve Heyl goes on vacation, his email software gets a voice.
When Steve Heyl went on a cruise, he left his autoresponder software behind.
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Global slowdown could hold back U.S. economy

Jul 29, 2019
In setting U.S. monetary policy, the Fed is eyeing the global impact of trade wars and other economic troubles.
A man looks at a screen showing global stock market information on the street in Tokyo on in 2015.
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"Recession" doesn't have to be a scary word

Jul 29, 2019
The “R” word means different things to different people, depending on their experiences.
A distressed trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 7, 2008 — the day the Dow closed down more than 500 points.
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Music from the episode

Crystalised The xx
Cómo Me Quieres Khruangbin
Windchimes Eyeliner
Be Good 2 Me LUXXURY

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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