Strong economic headwinds are buffeting the Fed
Sep 19, 2023

Strong economic headwinds are buffeting the Fed

We examine the challenges the Federal Reserve faces as it tries to pull of an economic balancing act. Then, we delve into the ugly history of tipping.

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As Federal Reserve meets, economic headwinds blow

Sep 19, 2023
Consumers facing high energy prices and other burdens may cut back on spending, cooling the economy but, the Fed hopes, not sending it into recession.
The Federal Reserve hopes that things like rising energy prices will help curb consumer spending without spawning a recession.
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The tipped minimum wage has origins in slavery

And that legacy means a worker can be paid as little as $2.13 an hour at the federal level.
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Music from the episode

Sublime New Here

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
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC