Tech stocks fall, Kohl’s avoids takeover, Federal Reserve banking

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A board above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows an intraday number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Stocks tanked again Monday on worries that President Donald Trump’s worsening trade war will threaten a global recession and drag profits for companies even lower. AP Photo/Richard Drew

A reporter joins us to look at the impact of the technology industry falling in the stock market. Then, we learn more about the attempted takeover of the Wisconsin retailer Kohl’s. Later, we talk to the author of the new book suggesting ways to improve our economic system to be less dependent on the actions of the Federal Reserve.

Featured in this Show

  • Why tech stocks are falling — Has a bubble burst?

    The technology industry is leading recent declines in the stock market. A reporter who covers the industry helps us understand the trend and what could be next.

  • A perspective on Kohl's fight with activist Wall Street investors

    Kohl’s has fended off another takeover attempt from activist investors on Wall Street. We’ll talk to a Wisconsin business writer about why she says investors were using a tired and greedy strategy, and what comes next for the Menomonee Falls retailer.

  • Reforming the U.S. banking system and Federal Reserve

    A former U.S. treasury official and current law professor wrote a new book arguing that we should not rely on the Federal Reserve to address the symptoms economic issues and instead focus on the causes of the country’s economic problems.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Erin Griffith Guest
  • Kathleen Gallagher Guest
  • Lev Menand Guest

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