Weathering The Economy
Paul Walsh, Business Meteorologist for IBM's Global Business Services
Director of Weather Strategy
Sunny days at the beach. Rainy days at the movies. Weather can affect what we buy or eat to where and when we travel. For retailers, weather surprises can wipe out profits. With the ability to provide more accurate local forecasts, meteorologist Paul Walsh explains how getting data direct to retailers and other businesses can help them more intelligently plan what items to stock and even how to staff local stores.
Aditi Roy, reporter
Before incarceration, many inmates ran their own illegal, money-making endeavors. A new program, Defy Ventures, is trying to channel those entrepreneurial skills into good. Silicon Valley venture capitalists and tech leaders volunteer to teach felons to be founders of their own small business. Reporter Aditi Roy goes inside a prison to see how this program is changing lives and creating jobs on the outside.
Hidden Credit Card Perks
Matt Schulz, CreditCards.com
Cash back. Rewards points. Low interest rates. Finding the right credit card can be challenging. But many cards have unique perks you may not even consider, like price protection or extended warranties. CreditCards.com's Senior Industry Analyst has tips on how to uncover those hidden benefits and select the card that could save you the most money.
From Circus to Business
Jane Wells, reporter
Olga Kay is a YouTube star with a surprising start. Growing up poor in the Ukraine she taught herself to juggle. With that skill she joined the Russian circus, before coming to the U.S. Reporter Jane Wells meets a unique entrepreneu rwho, after discovering YouTube, went from posting her juggling videos to creating her own start-up.
Next Week: Is "Universal Basic Income" a good idea? We'll discuss the pros and cons.