A rule that could upend the gig economy
Oct 12, 2022

A rule that could upend the gig economy

A new proposal by the Biden administration could reclassify gig workers as employees rather than independent contractors. Plus, the business behind publishing public records.

Segments From this episode

With producer prices up 8.5% in September, what will that mean for consumers?

Oct 12, 2022
While the overall rate of increase moderated in September, costs were still up, especially for food and services.
Wholesale used car prices have been declining, which could be the leading edge of a downward trend in overall inflation, according to one economist.
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The mortgage business right now is even slower than 2008

Oct 12, 2022
Los Angeles mortgage broker Vivian Gueler says high rates, high home prices and a weak stock market are stopping people from buying homes.
High mortgage rates, among other factors, have chilled the recently hot real estate market.
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Biden administration proposes rule that could reclassify gig workers

Oct 12, 2022
The federal government steps into a regulatory issue long left to states to figure out, observers say.
Uber's stock dropped Tuesday as investors saw higher costs for workers' benefits in the administration's plan to reclassify gig workers.
Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images

"We cannot go back": Dispatches from the wreckage of Hurricane Ian

Marketplace’s Amy Scott traveled to the Fort Myers area last week to talk to the survivors of Hurricane Ian who are now left to pick up the pieces.

Why book publishers will scramble to reprint the Jan. 6 report

Oct 12, 2022
Public reports can be bestsellers or duds, but either way they're not risky financial bets.
Whatever day the House Jan. 6 committee's report is released will be a busy one for book publishers. Above, the panel shows a clip from Fox News during its July 21 hearing.
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Music from the episode

Ancestors Anchorsong
Waves Pablo Allah
Dim Moss of Aura
Melloton Liam Huston
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
Fyodor Dormant

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