A rearview mirror report
Oct 27, 2022

A rearview mirror report

Despite a positive GDP report, the economy faces powerful headwinds. Plus, the countdown is on for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Segments From this episode

The latest GDP report shows the economy's growing — and that trouble's ahead

Oct 27, 2022
Rising interest rates plus a strong dollar equals stiff economic headwinds.
While Thursday's GDP report is a positive, it looks backward, and the economy is facing powerful headwinds. 
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Chip manufacturing jobs are coming. Are Americans ready for them?

Oct 27, 2022
Semiconductor production positions pay about $100,000 on average, and schools are rushing to offer training so people can qualify.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The race for quantum computing, explained

Oct 27, 2022
The technology has potential for both chaos and progress, and could one day break the encryption that protects your privacy on the internet.
A wafer with photonic chips for quantum computing.
Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

With prices rising on cheap beer, some consumers spend extra on premium

Oct 27, 2022
Anheuser-Busch InBev says beer sales were up in the third quarter, in part because some consumers shifted to "premium" brands.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has passed along the costs of barley, hops, transportation and fuel by raising the price of Bud Light and convincing consumers to buy higher priced "premium beers."
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A window is closing for government, nonprofit employees to get student loans forgiven

Oct 27, 2022
A federal program used to reject most applications. But a Biden administration waiver has allowed forgiveness for $14 billion in loans.
Among the Biden administration's policies affecting student loan holders is a temporary waiver easing requirements for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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Salem's complicated journey from witch trials to witch tourism

Oct 27, 2022
In the 1690s, women were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts on suspicion of witchcraft. Now, it's a witchy Mecca for tourists.
Hundreds of thousands of people descend on Salem during the Halloween season.
Sarah Leeson

Music from the episode

Pink + White Frank Ocean
Love Of My Life Erykah Badu, Common
All the Stars Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA
Don't Sweat The Technique Eric B and Rakim

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