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Location has dictated salaries for a long time, but the remote-work revolution has allowed many workers to make the most of their salaries in more affordable cities. But some large national companies have indicated that employees moving to areas with... Details
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Close to one-third of people who contract COVID-19 suffer long-term symptoms. Amid a massive labor shortage, we take a closer look at how long-haulers are impacting labor force participation and may do so for a long time to come. Also on today’s epis... Details
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But are they riskier than a ground war in Europe? And what do they mean for the international economy? As President Joe Biden weighs imposing additional sanctions on Russia to deter an invasion of Ukraine, we look into what those measures would cost ... Details
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently upgraded their guidance on face masks: Nix the cloth or surgical masks in favor of N95s or KN95s. But not all masks are created equal. On today’s show, we hear from a “mask nerd” about how consu... Details
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Trump, tariffs and Brexit — it might sound like a throwback, but it’s the present for British steelmakers. President Joe Biden cut a tax on steel imported from European Union countries last year, but the United Kingdom was excluded. Though the U.S. a... Details
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Communication is key in any relationship — including the one between health officials and the public. On today’s show, a health literacy expert talks to us about how going “back to the communication basics” could aid the Centers for Disease Control a... Details
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More than 1 billion people use the short-form video platform TikTok monthly, presenting a huge marketing opportunity for businesses. Take, for example, the language learning company Duolingo, which uses its big, green owl mascot in zany videos and ha... Details
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Since July, more than 36 million households have received a few hundred dollars every month through the expanded child tax credit. Tomorrow, that won’t be the case. In this episode, we hear what the extra cash has given families and what it means to ... Details
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In December, employment prospects improved for every race and gender group — except Black women, for whom the jobless rate increased from 4.9% to 6.2%. Today, we look at how racism and segregation shaped the economic trajectory of women of color and ... Details
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The consumer price index clocked year-over-year inflation at 7% on Wednesday, the fastest pace since 1982. But month-over-month numbers and other factors point to a deceleration that could give consumers some relief. On today’s show, we do the number... Details
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If you’re a renter in need of a chuckle, just look at the consumer price index, which calculates rent inflation at just 3% for last year. The cost is rising much faster for many renters, and other data sources show the increase near 18%. Today, we’ll... Details
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… it’s because we have. As omicron surges nationwide, nearly a quarter of hospitals are critically short-staffed, according to federal data. That’s forcing hospitals to once again make tough calls, like limiting bed capacity, cutting elective surgeri... Details
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Unemployment fell in December close to a pre-pandemic low. But the economy added far fewer jobs than economists expected. So what gives? It has to do with the two different surveys that make up the monthly jobs report and how they define “employment.... Details
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One year ago, supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent and deadly attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Today, we revisit the economic ripples of the Jan. 6 insurrection and examine how political instability co... Details
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Though the United Kingdom formally ended its European Union membership at the start of 2020, last week marked the one-year anniversary of the U.K. severing remaining ties with the EU. Today, we hear about the hopes, frustrations and economic outlooks... Details
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While a group of GOP-led states is currently pushing against NASDAQ board diversity requirements, some corporations have already ramped up their diversification efforts. The number of directors from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups jumped by... Details
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California is home to nearly one-quarter of the country’s homeless population, a count that has likely grown during the pandemic. Last year, the mayor of Sacramento — home to 11,000 people without homes — proposed a radical solution to the city’s hom... Details
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Even if it may not feel like it amid spiking COVID-19 cases, we are in a very different world — and economy — than the one we were in a year ago. Today, we’re taking a look back at 12 months of inflation, supply chain headaches and child care issues.... Details
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In late November, commissioners in Montgomery County — located north of Houston — voted to return $7 million in unused federal rent relief. But some renters there are still facing eviction, and many have found it difficult to access county- and state... Details
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A little over a year ago, the first American received a COVID-19 vaccine. Now, we’re averaging more than 250,000 positive COVID cases per day. This year has been … a lot. Consumers and workers are more resilient but are tired or burned out. Counselor... Details
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