The cost of the Maui fire
Aug 17, 2023

The cost of the Maui fire

Accuweather predicts the economic cost could be as high as $16 billion. Plus, new home construction and the upcoming Jackson Hole Symposium.

Segments From this episode

New home construction may soon slow

Commerce department data shows that new home construction increased in July. But other indicators further up the housing chain show signs of a slowdown to come.

Will we get less gloom and doom from Jay Powell at Jackson Hole?

Aug 17, 2023
In 2022, Powell warned of painful moves to get inflation under control.
At last year's 
Jackson Hole Symposium, Fed Chair Jerome Powell warned of the pain that rising interest rates will cause.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Economic toll of Hawaii wildfires could climb to $16 billion

Aug 17, 2023
There's not only job and wage losses, but also crops, infrastructure damage, small business losses and more.
Destroyed buildings and cars are seen in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii. Maui businesses may not know the full measure of the losses for a while.
Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC