Nightly Business Report — July 1, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, will tomorrow’s June employment report please both Wall Street and Main Street? And, what the smallest of the big three automakers did that it’s never done before.

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Parents sending a kid off to college this fall have lengthy shopping lists, from those extra-long sheets for dorm beds to notebooks and flash drives. Your teen also needs to land on campus with some money smarts. Many teens are clueless about managing their finances. In a study of college students’ financial behavior by the …

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Carli Lloyd of the United States scores the opening goal from a penalty in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Semi-Final Match at Olympic Stadium on June 30, 2015 in Montreal, Canada.

The United States women’s soccer team is riding high into this weekend’s World Cup final—and ticket prices are soaring with them. The U.S. rolled to a decisive 2-0 victory over world No. 1 Germany in the semifinals Tuesday night. By Wednesday morning, the average secondary ticket price for Sunday’s championship in Canada spiked more than …

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Some of the most important U.S. data in weeks could be trumped by events in Greece. Wednesday kicks off two days of important economic data that culminate with the most important report of all: June employment on Thursday. Traders had been eyeing this week’s data, especially jobs, to get more clues on the state of …

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As the Fourth of July weekend looms and Americans prep their grills and ready their fireworks, some citizens are packing their bags. A recent online poll of more than 2,000 adults by TransferWise, a peer-to-peer money transfer service based in the United Kingdom, revealed that 35 percent of American-born residents and emigrants would considering leaving …

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Prepaid debit cards have been catching fire, with usage up 50 percent between 2012 and 2014, and for many consumers they serve as a primary financial tool. So says a new study from the Pew Charitable Trusts released Tuesday. But prepaid cards come with fewer regulatory protections than traditional credit cards, the Pew study found. …

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A man enters a Bank of America branch in New York.

Rising mortgage rates are taking their toll on both home buyers and home owners looking to save on their monthly payments. Total mortgage application volume fell 4.7 percent for the week ending June 26 on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). That is the lowest level …

Boosting overtime pay

Kate Rogers tells us what small businesses are saying about the White House’s proposed new overtime rules.

Wild ride for stocks in China

The stock market in China is up about 25 percent this year, but it’s been anything but a smooth ride.

GE shedding assets

General Electric is remaking itself and its not wasting any time.

Puerto Rico on the brink

Kate Kelly tells us what options Puerto Rico might have, as the country unable to pay off most of its debt.

First half: mixed bag

The first half of 2015 is in the books. What worked for investors and what’s stalling out as we start the second half?

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Tonight: The first half of 2015 is in the books. What worked for investors and what’s stalling out as we start the second half?

Nightly Business Report — June 30, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report.. The first half of 2015 is in the books. What worked for investors and what’s stalling out as we start the second half? And, what small businesses are saying about the White House’s proposed new overtime rules.

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Some of the top-performing municipal bond funds over the past five years have held huge stakes in Puerto Rican debt. Now that Puerto Rico’s governor has said the island’s roughly $72 billion in debts are “not payable” and asked for U.S. bankruptcy protection for the commonwealth, investors in those funds may take a big hit. …