Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers
Oct 12, 2021

Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers

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We'll also hear what a flower company CEO learned during COVID and how online ESL teachers are responding to changes in China's tutoring industry.

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The Great Resignation continues in the U.S. workforce

Oct 12, 2021
A record 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Women walk past by a "Now Hiring" sign in Arlington, Virginia, on Aug. 16. The most recent JOLTS report shows a high number of people leaving the workforce across multiple sectors.
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Why this CEO is leaving “money on the table”

Oct 12, 2021
“No company wants to say no to growth, but there is another side to that,” said Farmgirl Flowers CEO Christina Stembel.
Christina Stembel, who runs Farmgirl Flowers, a direct-to-consumer flower company, said she’s forfeiting growth opportunities this year in an effort to take on less risk.
Courtesy Farmgirl Flowers

You do want fries with that: Wendy's and Google bet on drive-thru AI

Oct 12, 2021
The deal could include voice-recognition software, mapping apps and other digital tools to improve the drive-thru experience.
Artificial intelligence may be coming to a Wendy's drive-thru near you, thanks to a new pairing with Google Cloud.
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American ESL teachers are in limbo after shift in China's tutoring policy

Oct 12, 2021
Teachers at one company that's still in business are dealing with financial uncertainty and the thought of lost connections with children.
ESL teacher Kristen Peele during a VIPKid lesson with a student in China. She depends on the income to support her three children.
Courtesy Kristen Peele

How the birth of the index fund revolutionized the investing world

Oct 12, 2021
In his new book, journalist Robin Wigglesworth looks at the cast of characters who kickstarted the index fund and how it's grown into the trillion-dollar business it is today.
In an excerpt from his new book, "Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever," journalist Robin Wigglesworth tracks the growth of the index fund from invention through to today.
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Music from the episode

Teenage Birdsong Four Tet
French Letter J-Walk
Mirage Toro y Moi
Burning Maggie Rogers
Mine Forever Lord Huron

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer