A healthier wellness industry
Feb 9, 2023

A healthier wellness industry

Can you trust wellness products’ promises? The FTC is trying to cure the industry’s ills. Also, Disney in transformation.

Segments From this episode

Jobless claims remain historically low amid Fed's efforts to slow wage growth

Feb 9, 2023
What does this mean for their anti-inflation strategy?
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Feb. 1, 2023 in Washington, DC.
Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images

Were last year's state payments taxable? Taxpayers wait while the IRS decides.

Feb 9, 2023
It's will depend on why the payments were made and who got them.
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. Even though tax season is upon us, the agency hasn't yet ruled whether special payments from states will be exempt.
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While the wellness industry booms, the FTC is cracking down on its marketing tactics

Feb 9, 2023
The FTC says health-related claims need to be backed by relevant, peer-reviewed scientific research. "It's long overdue," said one marketer.
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Sixty years and three generations: why this market feels like home

Feb 9, 2023
One property in East Los Angeles houses both Sara Valdes' parents and her workplace.
Sara's Market in East Los Angeles was first run by Sara Valdes' great-uncle.
Andie Corban/Marketplace

Disney “leans in” to existing franchises

Feb 9, 2023
Because if people liked a "Frozen 2," wouldn’t they like a "Frozen 3?"
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Strapped emergency services struggle to answer 911 calls

Feb 9, 2023
Health care staffing shortages and high turnover rates means patients end up waiting longer to get through emergency departments.
New Orleans EMS Lt. Noah Feldman helps his team members load a patient into an ambulance in November.
Shalina Chatlani/Gulf States Newsroom

Music from the episode

Chicago Falcon The Budos Band
Timeless J Dilla
Palm Trees Loop Schrauber
It's Only ODESZA, Zyra
Otomo Bonobo
Turnmills Maribou State

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer