It’s been a weird week
Jan 4, 2019

It’s been a weird week

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Among the federal employees still working during the government shutdown are those at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They put out this morning's jobs report, and it's better than anyone expected: 312,000 new jobs. We'll talk about what that does (and doesn't) tell us about the economy and recap a very volatile week for markets. Plus, is it just us or are movie credits getting longer?

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Can the jobs report predict the future of the economy?

Jan 4, 2019
The Labor Department’s jobs report for December was unequivocally strong, but it can be hard to square a good month of hiring with predictions of an economic slowdown and the market turbulence as of late. But when it comes to economic data, there’s a difference between learning how the economy’s been doing and how the […]
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Job hunters say they are getting back into the workforce for income stability

Jan 4, 2019
The latest jobs numbers suggest that more people are looking for work, with the labor force participation rate ticking up a bit in December. So who’s looking for work, and what’s driving them back into the job market? To find out, we talked to some people who are looking for a job and some who […]
A 'now hiring' sign hangs on the door of a Staples store in Lower Manhattan, January 4, 2019 in New York City.
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It's showtime! After these 617 credits

Jan 4, 2019
If you took some time over the holidays to catch a movie or two, chances are you sat through a lot of stuff that was not the movie, but a list of names on a screen. You get the pre-movie credits, you get the post-movie credits, which might have an Easter egg hidden in them, […]
Movies today have increasingly complex visual effects, like "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which credits over 20 different visual effects companies.
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Among the federal employees still working during the government shutdown are those at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They put out this morning’s jobs report, and it’s better than anyone expected: 312,000 new jobs. We’ll talk about what that does (and doesn’t) tell us about the economy and recap a very volatile week for markets. Plus, is it just us or are movie credits getting longer?

Music from the episode

Uncle ACE Blood Orange
Better Days Cody Ash
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Hurt Me (feat. GABI) House of Feelings
Lance Jr. Courtney Barnett
Lance Jr. Courtney Barnett

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer