Aug 8, 2019

Where does returned merchandise go?

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Plus: How the trade war is affecting food and the growing business of clothes rentals.

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The trade war’s only the latest problem facing America's dairy industry

Aug 8, 2019
Even before the trade war began, American dairy farms were dealing with low prices and oversupply throughout the global market.
Cows wait to be milked at the Faria Dairy Farm in 2009 in Escalon, California.
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Resellers find treasure in online returns

Aug 8, 2019
Ever wondered where your online returns go? They may be fueling new resale businesses.
Naveed Ahmed uses his living room to sort through returned merchandise from pallets he bids on online. He says he makes between $150 and $200 in profit on each pallet he buys.
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Life after high school

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A college counselor who helps kids navigate life after high school
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Nordstrom vs. Nordstrom’s: Why do we confuse company names?

Aug 8, 2019
Tacking on the possessive “s” is a habit for many of us.
A view of a Nordstrom men's store in New York City. Or wait — is it Nordstrom's?
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Kraft Heinz loses millions in "goodwill." What does that mean?

Aug 8, 2019
In the corporate sense, “goodwill” is a certain je ne sais quoi — those hard-to-pin down assets above and beyond what is more easily identifiable.
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Music from the episode

Rising Son Takuya Kuroda
Redbone Childish Gambino
Call On Me Litany
Back To You Selena Gomez

The team

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

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