The best August for the S&P 500 since 1986
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There's historically high unemployment, low consumer confidence, and then there's the soaring stock market. Plus, the downside of low interest rates. And, more airlines cancel the fees for changing domestic flight tickets.
Segments From this episode
The S&P 500 index closed out August up 7%
Marketplace's Nova Safo has more on why those stocks performed so well.
How low interest rates could make inequality worse
Low interest rates hurt our ability to save.
Airlines waive change fees in hopes of spurring reservations
Their aim is to generate demand by eliminating uncertainty for those booking in advance.
David Brancaccio Host
Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer