The Year That Challenged Elites

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From Brexit to the soaring stock market, to the growing pains of Obamacare — here's a look at the some of the biggest business and economic trends of 2016 and what’s in store for 2017.

This was the year that defied predictions — the United Kingdom did indeed vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump will be the country's 45th president and the stock market is soaring.

With the economy still going steady (GDP increased at rate of 3.5 percent and consumer spending is up), the incoming president's challenge will be to keep growth strong. And with Germany, France and the Netherlands holding elections next year, the future of the European Union remains murky.

This week on Money Talking, host Charlie Herman looks at some of the biggest business and economic trends of 2016, and what’s in store for the next year, with  Rob Cox from Reuters Breaking Views and Rana Foroohar, author of “Makers & Takers: The Rise of Finance & the Fall of American Business."

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