Winning! The U.S. economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, marking the fastest economic expansion in nearly four years, according to a highly anticipated estimate released Friday by the Commerce Department. President Trump touted the "amazing" growth during remarks at the White House shortly after the report's release, cheering a shrinking trade deficit and claiming the country is on track to hit the highest annual growth rate in over 13 years. Guy & Marie get reaction from Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN3) member of the Ways & Means Committee & Mercedes Schlapp ~ White House Director of Strategic Communications.
Crackdown! Amid controversies around the culture fostered by college Greek life, fraternities and sororities have been reconsidering their membership requirements. Harvard University sorority Kappa Alpha Theta is the latest to open its membership to all genders, The Harvard Crimson reports. Starting this fall, it will break off from its national group and become the gender-neutral Theta Zeta Xi. The new policy, which members unanimously voted on, comes in response to school wide sanctions preventing members of single-gender clubs, fraternities, and sororities from getting the school's recommendation for fellowships, becoming varsity sports captains, and leading student groups. The club said in a statement to The Harvard Crimson that they'd made the decision "in good faith with Harvard's social organization and nondiscrimination policies." What is happening? Guy & Marie discuss.
Plus: Thursday's massacre of Facebook shares, which plunged 19 percent in the biggest one-day drop in history, answered one big question. The stock, it turns out, can fall every bit as fast as it rises. Are people over Facebook?
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