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Money Talking

Go beyond the headlines and economic jargon for a look at what’s happening in the business world and in the workplace – and why it matters in your life.

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Rolling Back Bank Regulations

The Trump administration is proposing to revise and change financial regulations put in place after the Great Recession. House Republicans want to go even further.

7mins

16 Jun 2017

Rank #1

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When Shopping Malls Become Ghost Towns

What happens when giants like Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney close hundreds of shops, leaving empty shopping malls throughout the country.

7mins

14 Apr 2017

Rank #2

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The State of American Jobs in the Age of Amazon

The e-commerce giant unveiled plans for a self-service, brick and mortar grocery store, disrupting the retail world once again.

7mins

9 Dec 2016

Rank #3

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Hating on Uber

From claims of sexual harassment to allegations it stole self-driving technology, the company and its CEO are having a tough couple of months.  

7mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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Rising Stocks and the Trump Effect

Wall Street seems unfazed by the issues that have surfaced in the Trump administration — but even as stocks reach record highs, should Americans brace for a drop?

7mins

10 Mar 2017

Rank #5

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What's Next for Trump and Congress

After the failure by Republicans to replace or repeal Obamacare, they're moving quickly to score a political win, and they're focusing on overhauling the nation's tax code by November. There's a lot do in a little amount of time, and even Trump's legislative director has admitted it's  an aggressive schedule. But that is just one of many items on Congress' to do list that includes must several must-pass pieces of legislation like funding the government and raising the debt ceiling. This week on Money Talking, host Charlie Herman reviews what's head and what's at stake with Catherine Rampell, opinion writer with the Washington Post, and Rick Newman, columnist with Yahoo Finance.

7mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Trump Tax Cuts on the Horizon

With a repeal of Obamacare slowing down and a trillion dollar infrastructure plan up in the air, tax reform might the promise Donald Trump can make good on this year.

7mins

17 Feb 2017

Rank #7

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Eight Months In, What Trump Has Been (Un)Doing

The President has been criticized by some for not fulfilling his agenda, but he has been busy, at least when it comes to reversing the actions of previous presidents.

7mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters

Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell more than 22%, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today? 

7mins

20 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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The Economy Obama Leaves Behind

A look at the economic successes and failures of the Obama Administration, eights years after inheriting one of the country's worst recessions.

7mins

13 Jan 2017

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Worst Kept Secret in College Basketball?

This week, federal prosecutors hit the world of college basketball with allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

7mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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Hey Facebook, You've Got Some Explaining to Do

Facebook is under fire for selling ads to entities connected to Russia. It's not the only issue confronting the company. How will users, politicians and Mark Zuckerberg react?

7mins

22 Sep 2017

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#MeToo and Wall Street’s ‘Black Hole’

An investigation into sexual harassment cases handled by the body that oversees workplace misconduct of securities brokers found a troubling track record.

7mins

20 Apr 2018

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Getting Uber Back on Track

Can new C.E.O Dara Khosrowshahi correct the course of the embattled ride-share company?

7mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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The Crisis Before the Financial Crisis

Ten years before the 2008 financial crisis, there was another one: Long-Term Capital Management. The lessons not learned and why it matters today (hint, it involves Russia).

8mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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How Trump's Economic Policies Are Playing Out

From small farms to car factories, the president's economic policies are having an effect. How will they influence voters during the primary season?

8mins

25 May 2018

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One Man’s $100 Billion Vision for the Future

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has a bold vision for the future. Are we ready for it?

7mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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The Financial Crisis and the Boom in U.S. Oil Production

Ten years after the start of the Great Recession, a new book looks at how American fracking is changing the global economy.

7mins

14 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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The Sackler Family, Its Wealth and Opioids

The Sacklers are one of the richest families in America. A significant part of that wealth comes from the family business, Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller, OxyContin.

7mins

27 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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What You Should Know About Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

They're setting record prices and getting a lot of scrutiny. So is now the time you should start paying more attention? New York Times digital currency writer Nathanial Popper explains.

7mins

5 Jan 2018

Rank #20