Inflation moderates again — a bit
Feb 14, 2023

Inflation moderates again — a bit

Today's inflation report showed a slight tapering in rising prices — it was 6.4% compared to 6.5% in December. That's a marginal improvement, but it's still much too high for comfort for the Federal Reserve and market watchers who may have been expecting a sharper decrease. The Fed's Vice Chair, Lael Brainard, has been tapped by President Biden to lead the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. Some states are moving to expand Medicaid to food-related health services, which would represent a shift from previous programs. And, why colleges may soon begin implementing more programs designed for midcareer professionals. 

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The latest inflation data shows a slight moderation in rising prices

Jeffrey Cleveland, chief economist at Payden & Rygel, breaks down the latest CPI data.

Several states experiment with putting Medicaid funds toward food

Feb 14, 2023
A handful of states received federal waivers allowing use of Medicaid funding for medically tailored meals or nutrition counseling.
A handful of states are piloting programs to expand Medicaid to food assistance. Some experts say it could help address wider health issues faced by patients on Medicaid.
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Why colleges may soon have more midcareer students

Chris Farrell discusses college programs that may portend a return to class for older workers, making the schools "centers for lifelong learning."
Pilot programs for experienced workers at Harvard, Notre Dame and the University of Texas at Austin offer a glimpse at the possible future of continuing education.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC