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Apartments are going up, but rent isn’t going down yet

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Construction workers pass planks of wood during the construction of new apartments.

Supply chain issues and rising labor costs make it hard to get new apartment buildings on the market. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

Developers press on with apartment building as would-be homeowners rent instead

by Matt Levin Aug 15, 2022
Putting rental units on the market isn't easy, though.

Some kinds of inflation are "stickier" than others

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 15, 2022
"Flexible" prices, like those for gas and produce, may not track inflation trends as well their "sticky" counterparts, like shelter and dining out.

For Social Security recipients, "there’s no keeping up" with rising costs

by Savannah Maher Aug 15, 2022
The program is expected to provide a large benefits increase in 2023. Until then, many on fixed incomes have to tighten their budgets.

Automatic college admissions can be a boon to students and schools alike

by Stephanie Hughes Aug 15, 2022
More schools are willing to say: If your grades (and maybe test scores) are good enough, you're in!
A Warmer World

Fracking flourishes as era of net-zero carbon looms

by Andy Uhler Aug 15, 2022
The energy industry is emphasizing the controversial technique over traditional drilling, partly for its shorter timetable.

Job hunting in China's slowing economy

by Jennifer Pak Aug 15, 2022
The unemployment rate is high among young Chinese graduates. What does it take a get a job in such a tough economy?

Music from the episode

I Feel It Coming The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
Lost in Yesterday Tame Impala
Cosy Blanka
Heard 'Em Say Kanye West feat. Adam Levine
Respiration Black Star, Common
Brisk Freddie Joachim
Summer Madness Khruangbin

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