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Ep. 11: Chariots Of Fire - A Look Back At The First Olympics

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It's time to say goodbye to the Olympics...

With the Rio games closing down, we thought it would be fun to look back to the first modern olympics in 1896.

It was a simplier time.  There were no TV cameras.  No staged robberies.  And Bob Costas was just entering middle age, tired of his gig as a columnist for bare-knuckle prize fighting and looking for a new challenge.

We also take our usual tour around Wall Street.

We look at the Fed and the prospects of a rate hike in the near future.  We look back at some of the big retail earnings rivalries of the past week.  And we look ahead to this week's big reports on housing and the manufacturing sector.

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