The business of predicting the box office
Mar 8, 2019

The business of predicting the box office

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The pace of hiring all but ground to a halt in February. Then: What happens to the 1,500 laid-off workers at GM's Lordstown, Ohio plant? Plus, how experts track and predict box office numbers.

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Making sense of housing market data

Mar 8, 2019
It's more straightforward than it seems.
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Job creation stalls in February as unemployment falls and wages rise

Mar 8, 2019
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
Strikingly low job growth weighs strongly on the side of the Fed not raising rates in the coming months.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

GM shifts gears in Ohio, winding down production at Lordstown plant

Mar 8, 2019
For 1,500 workers, the road ahead is an uncertain one.
As the final Chevy Cruze shift ended, some workers gathered outside the plant to protest GM’s decision to put the facility in “unallocated” status.
Adrian Ma/ideastream

Norway's wealth fund to divest from some oil companies

Mar 8, 2019
Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is planning to shed some of its oil investments. While the move has been celebrated as a big win by environmentalists, its motivations have more to do with economics than climate change. The Norwegian government, which gets 20 percent of its revenue from the petroleum sector, said Friday it […]
Navigator Ceres, a liquefied petroleum gas ship owned by Navigator Holdings Ltd., in Brevik, Norway, in March 2016.
Tomas Østberg-Jacobsen
In this file photo taken on March 4, 2019 US actress Brie Larson attends the world premiere of "Captain Marvel" in Hollywood, California.
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Music from the episode

Nada Shakira
Still D.R.E. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Maria También Khruangbin
Scale It Back - Calyx & Tee Bee Remix DJ Shadow, Little Dragon

The team

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