Biden looks to fill half a million cybersecurity jobs
Aug 25, 2021

Biden looks to fill half a million cybersecurity jobs

Also: Why the Baltic Dry Index is the highest it's been in 11 years, where wind energy stands in the U.S., and two young sisters use school as a business opportunity.

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Orders for durable goods remain strong, despite dipping in July

Aug 25, 2021
The decline's mostly down to slipping orders for airplanes, while the core number increased by almost the same amount as in June.
Orders for durable goods, including large appliances, dipped 0.1% in July, largely because of weakness in transportation equipment.
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Shipping cost index reaches 11-year high

Aug 25, 2021
The Baltic Dry Index tracks how much it costs to ship materials long distances.
A container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in California. The Baltic Dry Index, which tracks the cost of shipping materials long distances, is at a high level amid congestion at Chinese ports.
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White House seeks to plug cybersecurity job hole

Aug 25, 2021
The U.S. needs to staff about half a million cybersecurity jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting about cybersecurity in the White House on August 25, 2021.
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How on-demand warehousing creates space for entrepreneurs

Aug 25, 2021
“Our goal is to democratize logistics,” said Ben Euchus, co-founder and CEO of on-demand warehouse company, Flowspace.
Karlton Frazier, co-founder and CEO of The Manifest Company in his fulfillment center in Los Angeles. On-demand warehousing enabled Frazier to outsource storage and order fulfillment of his company’s yoga mats.
Maria Hollenhorst

A gust of wind energy blows through the U.S.

Aug 25, 2021
Last year was a record year for installation of wind energy equipment, partially benefiting from five years straight of federal tax credits for producers.
A windfarm is seen near Palm Springs, California, in December 2006. Wind energy is the country's largest renewable energy source, but on-again, off-again tax credits have hindered turbine manufacturing.
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When back-to-school means back-to-business

From “Million Bazillion,” we hear from Laila, 13, and Kaya, 8, about their jewelry and story-making businesses.

Music from the episode

Rififi Rococo Chris Joss
Memories Blue Lab Beats
No Cars Go Arcade Fire

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer