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The best August for the S&P 500 since 1986
Sep 1, 2020

The best August for the S&P 500 since 1986

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

How low interest rates could make inequality worse

Low interest rates hurt our ability to save.
Karen Petrou, managing partner at Federal Financial Analytics, says there's "nothing" in the Federal Reserve's new policy for "shared prosperity."
Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

Airlines waive change fees in hopes of spurring reservations

Sep 1, 2020
Their aim is to generate demand by eliminating uncertainty for those booking in advance.
A passenger waits for a United Airlines flight to begin. Demand for air travel has been curtailed by the coronavirus.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Stressed Out Twenty One Pilots

The team

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