A housing market recovery … kinda
Jun 27, 2023

A housing market recovery … kinda

While new Case-Shiller data suggests home prices are rebounding, the trend varies from region to region. Plus, a check-in with the humans behind a robot delivery company.

Segments From this episode

Has the housing market landed ... softly?

Jun 27, 2023
New Case-Shiller data suggests prices are rebounding after a moderate dip, though regional differences are pronounced.
While pricier areas on the West Coast have slowed down considerably, the housing market is still running hot for cities in the Southeast.
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Yellen's trip to China may start with finding economic common ground

Jun 27, 2023
In March, the Treasury secretary told Marketplace that the U.S. and China need to put a "floor" under their relationship.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to visit Beijing in July.
Lewis Joly/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

COVID broke the habit of attending school. Now, districts are spending millions to bring kids back

Jun 27, 2023
About one in three students are chronically absent, double the number before the pandemic.
About one in three students are chronically absent, double the number before the pandemic.
Jon Cherry/Getty Images

A new law aims to better protect pregnant and postpartum workers

Jun 27, 2023
It requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant and postpartum workers — for instance, providing chairs for people who are on their feet all day.
Before the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect, the only way for pregnant people to get an accommodation was to have a pregnancy-related disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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The robot delivering your meal might have a human driver

Jun 27, 2023
Food delivery robots are popping up across America with varying levels of autonomy. A company called Coco employs remote pilots.
Chef Rita Huda looks out from her restaurant, Rita’s Gate of India, in Santa Monica, California. Remotely piloted robots deliver some of its orders.
Maria Hollenhorst/Marketplace

Music from the episode

mountain Elijah Who
Motherboard Daft Punk
Mugatu Tom's Story
Carefully Little People
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
How's It Wrong Toro y Moi

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