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Playlist: Rachel Ward's Portfolio

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Restaurants Dish up Summer Nostalgia

From Rachel Ward | 03:22

Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach, a hot, and behavioral economics.

Default-piece-image-0 We've all seen the Starbucks across the street from the Starbucks, or two or three pizza parlors duking it out on the same corner. Rochester has its own version of this, at Seabreeze, where there are three places to get a white hot, a ground with hot sauce, and an order of onion rings. WXXI's Rachel Ward has more.

Consumer Confidence Explainer

From Rachel Ward | Part of the Economics Training Project series | 04:07

It's a number that you hear a lot - but what does it mean when consumer confidence goes up or down?

Default-piece-image-0 Consumer confidence for the month of July was flat - that is, consumers didn't lose hope completely, but they didn't get any more optimistic about the economy either. WXXI's Rachel Ward took to the streets of downtown Rochester to bring us this explainer, on how consumer confidence works.

Bottle Bill Changes on the Horizon

From Rachel Ward | 04:23

Changes in New York's bottle law have been in limbo, but on October 22 the nickels could start piling up.

Default-piece-image-2 Starting in October you may be paying a little bit more for bottled water. WXXI's Rachel Ward has this report.