Rank #1: Get your 'North of the Wall' cocktail ready. Winter is finally here.
Ahead of Uber's forthcoming IPO, we take a look at the ride-hailing company's business model. One county in Virginia puts felons caught in the opioid crisis to work instead of in jail. Plus, winter has finally arrived, but marketing for the epic final season of "Game of Thrones" has been here for a while -- from "North of the Wall" cocktails to GOT Oreos. Will this be our last communal TV-viewing experience? If so, shame! Today's show is sponsored by Panopto and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Rank #2: Why the new tax law could put a damper on your #GivingTuesday
Millions might no longer find an incentive to give to charity with the new tax law. House prices keep going up, but the rise is slowing. And for some veterans working at the marble quarry supplying Arlington National Cemetery's headstones, the work is personal. Today's show is sponsored by Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Alliance for Lifetime Income and Paypal.
Rank #3: What makes a person vulnerable to financial fraud?
It's another tough year for retail. What makes someone vulnerable to financial scams?
Rank #4: The booze-less bar boom
Last year didn't end quite the way we thought it did, economically speaking. An expert tells us what forecasters got wrong. A tax credit to incentivize people to buy electric vehicles is ending. Plus, we take a look at a recent nightlife trend: alcohol-free bars for the sober and sober-curious. Today's show is sponsored by Ling Ling Asian Foods, WellFrame and Brother Printers.
Rank #5: Finding alternative sentences for drug offenders
Big banks are out with positive earnings reports just days after several CEOs faced off with lawmakers on The Hill. Jumia, Africa's answer to Amazon, begins trading on the NYSE (the jingle alone is worth the listen). Plus, we explore how prosecutors and judges are now looking at alternative sentencing programs, like community service, to avoid the consequences and costs of incarceration. Today's show is sponsored by Panopto and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Rank #6: Britain's "Garbage Queen"
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin blames recent market volatility on high-speed trading and the Volcker Rule, which bars banks from making risky bets with their money. FedEx stock dips after it voices concern over a global economic slowdown. All eyes are on the Fed as it decides on the much-anticipated interest rate hike Wednesday. And in one British town, the "Garbage Queen" saves valuable rubbish from a doomed fate at the landfill. Today's show is sponsored by Orvis, Navy Federal Credit Union and Indeed.
Rank #7: AmEx is too little, too late in China
After years of negotiations, AmEx is finally primed to expand to China. But what's a credit card company to do when everyone pays with stuff on their phones? But first, we're still unpacking oil prices this morning — we'll bring you the latest. Plus, a look at Floridas homeless senior citizens. They make up 10 percent of the state's homeless population, and many of them are living out of their cars. Today's show is sponsored by Forex, Alliance For Lifetime Income and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Rank #8: Targeting misinformation for the 2020 census
It's the end of the first financial quarter of the year. How's it going so far? The Census Bureau is asking big tech companies like Facebook to target misinformation ahead of the big count next year. Plus, Brexit uncertainty is taking its toll on the global flower market and the biggest supplier Holland. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Zoom.
Rank #9: Free tuition does not free college make
Main Street doesn't seem to know Wall Street is having a rough December. A state program in Tennessee is giving students free tuition to get into college, but with the remaining costs of books, rent and food, administrators are trying to figure how to keep them enrolled... and fed. Plus, Anu Anand breaks down the drama in India's economy following the resignation of the head of their reserve bank. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income.
Rank #10: Selling 'ugly produce' is proving to be fruitful
A new study finds American consumers are footing some of the costs of the U.S.-China tariff beef, at least when your washer is concerned. On Earth Day, we take a look at the program behind that ubiquitous Energy Star sticker on your appliances. Plus, the popularity of "ugly" or "imperfect produce" delivery services is growing, but are the touted environmental benefits being overstated? Today's show is sponsored by Acquia, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.
Rank #11: Are banks the last line of defense against elder fraud?
Should bank employees be the ones protecting seniors from scammers. President Trump heads to Japan to talk trade.
Rank #12: A beer fight is brewing between Miller Coors and Blue Ribbon
Retailers are trying to make it easier for online shoppers to pick up their stuff at the store. But, of course, there's a catch. We'll explain why companies love it when you come inside to grab your purchase. Afterwards, we'll talk about BP's decision to produce oil out of a massive well off the Northwest coast of Scotland — one of the largest new oil developments in Britain in decades. Then to cap off our show, we'll look at the legal conflict between Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller Coors. Coors had a 20-year contract to brew Blue Ribbon's beer, and with that contract running out, Miller has no plans to renew it. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed and Forex.
Rank #13: The big story unfolding in the mobile world
After Google employees aired out the company's dirty laundry on social media regarding forced arbitration, the company said it is ending the practice. The Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona next week, but the story of sticker shock is already unfolding. Plus, traders are taking climate change into account for their financial decisions, and so are potential home buyers. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, WellFrame, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and Indeed.
Rank #14: Who's killing the hotel room bathtub?
The price of crude oil hits a six-month high as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reinforces sanctions on Iran. The college class of 2019 is in for a way better and better-paying job market than people that got their diplomas a decade ago. Plus, hotels are saying good-bye to the bathtub. Today's show is sponsored by Acquia, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage and Indeed.
Rank #15: Who are the elder scam fraudsters?
Who's behind all those scams against the elderly? Southwest makes nice with its mechanics.
Rank #16: The colas went down to Georgia
The January jobs numbers are out, and they show a strong but tightening job market. Big oil earnings beat forecasts, encouraging investors. And as thousands descend on Atlanta for Sunday's Big Game, a war is waging between Super Bowl sponsor Pepsi and hometown mainstay Coca-Cola. How much do those tickets go for, anyway? Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Rank #17: A crude awakening in Texas
Forecasters overshot the number of new jobs for February by about 160,000. What gives? On International Women's Day, there's some bad but unsurprising news about the global gender pay gap and health disparities for women. Plus, the port town Corpus Christi, Texas is dealing with an influx of too much oil without ways to transport and store all of it. Today's show is sponsored by the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Rank #18: Don't count on that tax return just yet
The partial government shutdown is over, but we're still dealing with the fallout, and that probably means your tax return won't arrive as soon as you'd hoped. Can all this be prevented from happening again by banning shutdowns? Plus, museums are trying to compete with the likes of Netflix by opening seven days a week. Today's show is sponsored by SignNow, Pitney Bowes and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Rank #19: Not working 9 to 5
Recession fears shellac bank stocks, but good earnings reports could change the sentiment across the economy. Plus, a look at some people's taxing, non-traditional work schedules. Today's show is sponsored by SignNow, Pitney Bowes and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.
Rank #20: A naming rice agreement
Is there now such a thing as a "Trump Tax"? Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi wins a second term. There's a fight in Louisiana over what can and can't be called "rice".