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Economists seem to be changing their tune
Feb 12, 2024

Economists seem to be changing their tune

More economists are optimistic about the outlook for this year, but some think the Fed is keeping interest rates too high.

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What the economists are thinking

A new survey from the National Association for Business Economics on Monday finds a more upbeat mood among economists. But some have a beef with the guardians of interest rates at the Federal Reserve. We’ll discuss with economist Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives and past president of that association.

How a migrant crisis in Ireland is unfolding

The number of migrants arriving in Ireland has boomed in recent years, and in December, the Irish government announced it had run out of options to house all new eligible arrivals. Some protesters strongly oppose new accommodation being opened, yet men seeking asylum have been forced to sleep in tents in freezing winter temperatures. The BBC’s Bob Howard reports.

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC