Disney is calling employees back to the office four days a week. One listener called in to ask about the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid work. We’ll talk about how businesses are making the choice. And guest hosts Amy Scott and Samantha Fields answer more of your questions about the death of starter homes and the stubbornly high price of diesel. Plus, are states ready to dole out unemployment benefits for the next recession?
Here’s everything we talked about today:
- “Disney will soon require workers to be in-office four days a week” from Marketplace
- “Whatever Happened to the Starter Home?” from The New York Times
- “New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller” from the National Association of Home Builders
- “Homebuilders may finally be turning a corner as inflation stabilizes and lower mortgage rates bring buyers back into the market” from Business Insider
- “Top Fed official warns US unemployment could hit 5% next year” from Financial Times
- “America’s unemployment insurance system is still broken as a recession looms” from Vox
- “Price of Diesel, Which Powers the Economy, Is Still Climbing” from The New York Times
- “U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices” from the U.S. Energy Information Administration
- “How a massive refinery shortage is contributing to high gas prices” from NPR
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