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Bennett Purser

Latest Stories from Bennett (98)

What exactly is the repo market?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 18, 2019
It's how banks borrow money overnight. And it got a little crazy this week.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., about the Fed's decision to cut interest rates.
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How the energy market affects the price at the pump

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 17, 2019
We break down the numbers behind a barrel of oil with Amelie Carlton of Rice University.
This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Sept. 14 shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility.
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Food cannons and goat yoga: Farmers get creative for profits

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 16, 2019
In troubled trade times, anything to bring business to the farm.
A farmer in La Union, New Mexico, built a 10-acre corn maze in 2000 as a way to supplement their income.
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Recessions and the media don't always mix

by Bennett Purser and Andie Corban Sep 12, 2019
"Marketplace" listeners let us in on their opinion of recession-related media coverage.
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Sewing made easy: A fashion startup wants to simplify DIY

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 12, 2019
No sewing machine? No problem, says Zoey Washington of SewSquad.
Sewing supplies next to a garment made with a SewSquad kit.
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U.S. manufacturing is slipping into a recession

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 11, 2019
How Trump's "America First" agenda may have backfired for U.S. factories.
A worker handles a car door at a Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan, in 2016.
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My Economy

A small bike shop with a big, customer-first idea

by Bennett Purser Sep 10, 2019
HubBub Bicycles specializes in something you can't easily buy online.
Diane and Brian Jenks riding their tandem bicycle on a trip to Israel.
Courtesy of Diane Jenks

The complex relationship between workers and expense reports

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 9, 2019
Most workers avoid filling-out their expenses, but they shouldn't.
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Which industries are recession-proof?

by Janet Nguyen and Bennett Purser Sep 6, 2019
Marketplace listeners share their thoughts on how a recession would affect them.
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Talk of recession has people putting off certain life milestones

by Katherine Wiles and Bennett Purser Sep 4, 2019
The fear of an impending recession has people making different financial decisions.
A possible recession is causing people to put off certain milestones, including having a baby.
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