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Have you ever left someone on read because you just didn’t want to date them anymore? More and more people are doing that with their jobs. We talk to the Washington Post’s Danielle Paquette about the growing trend of workers “ghosting” their employers. Then: Are you maximizing your flexible spending account? Millions of Americans still have money in their FSAs, which most have to spend before the year’s end. We look at how some workers are rapidly spending the money before it’s too late. Plus: We go over the latest on auto tariffs, trade and the U.S. budget deficit with the Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell and Politico’s Sudeep Reddy for the Weekly Wrap. 

Segments From this episode

In a strong job market, some fed up workers are "ghosting" their employers

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Dec 14, 2018
So many workers are disappearing without even a text message that they've caught the Fed's attention.

How to maximize the value of flexible spending accounts

by Sabri Ben-Achour Dec 14, 2018
Use it or lose it? Make sure you take advantage of every dollar.

China's growth slowdown is more than what meets the eye

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 14, 2018
We got some data out of China today that showed slowing growth in retail sales and factory output at three-year lows. Add to that some meh car sales and weak consumer sentiment. In short, economic growth is the world’s second largest economy is continuing to slow. Some of which is predictable, expected even, as the […]

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