What those scam robocalls actually do
Oct 22, 2019

What those scam robocalls actually do

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Why the bad guys do it, how they succeed, and what happens to their victims. Plus: the trade war hits toys and why we do "The Numbers."

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The real reason our workplaces aren't getting more diverse

Oct 22, 2019
Companies and institutions have invested billions in making themselves more diverse. So why isn't it working?
Working late? More workers are eligible for overtime in 2020. Above, an office building in Chicago, Illinois.
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What do changes in the stock market actually mean?

Oct 22, 2019
"It's not as simple as it might seem," said Andrea Eisfeldt of UCLA.
A trader exiting the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in April 2013.
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What I learned by chatting with Chinese robocallers

Oct 22, 2019
Those Chinese-language phone scams are on the rise again.
Every robocall begins with a canned message.
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WeWork strikes a deal to save itself

Oct 22, 2019
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank will take control, ousting co-founder Adam Neumann.
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Hasbro's poor earnings report tells a trade war story

Oct 22, 2019
Tariff-related uncertainty caused chaos on the cusp of the company's most important season.
Hasbro toys on display at a Target store in 2019 in San Rafael, California.
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McKinsey to banks: innovate or die

Oct 22, 2019
Traditional banks are ceding market share to new platforms.
IndyMac Bank failed during the last recession. Above, customers are allowed into a branch in Pasadena, California after the federal government seized the failing bank in 2008.
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Music from the episode

Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos) Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
Wonton Medeski, Martin & Wood
Music Cornelius
After Thoughts Oddisee
Fail Safe William Tyler

The team

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

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