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Another tool in the Federal Reserve’s inflation game plan

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People walk past the Federal Reserve building on March 19, 2021 in Washington, DC.

People walk past the Federal Reserve building on March 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Mortgage rates are finally ticking up in the United States, one year after the Federal Reserve cut its lending rate to boost the economy as the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, but that's not expected to cool the hot housing market. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images) Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

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The TLDR on the OPEC meeting

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Abhi Rajendran at Energy Intelligence about the winners and losers of the recent OPEC+ meeting and just how much a boost to global oil production will impact oil prices.

Air conditioning (or lack of it) can affect student performance

by Stephanie Hughes Jun 2, 2022
Some schools are using their COVID relief funds to upgrade heating and cooling systems, including installing air conditioning.

Coal prices are way up and long-term commitments from customers are hard to find

by Andy Uhler Jun 2, 2022
Traditionally, when coal prices spike, many plants switch to natural gas. But with natural gas prices at record highs too, some power providers are at a loss.

To fill clinical roles, hospitals offer nonmedical staff training and opportunity

by Blake Farmer Jun 2, 2022
The "grow your own" approach involves offering paid training to employees so they can work with patients.

Hired, fired, can’t retire

From Marketplace's "This Is Uncomfortable," a look at what happens when your family becomes your retirement plan.

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Beat 100 Benny Sings, Marc Rebillet, Mocky, Cola Boyy
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Cirrus Bonobo
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

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