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Can the Fed stick the landing?
Mar 17, 2022

Can the Fed stick the landing?

The Fed is hoping to raise interest rates enough to curb inflation without spawning a recession. Economists are mixed on whether it can.

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Is a recession in the cards?

Mar 17, 2022
Fed chief Powell called the risk of a recession “not particularly elevated." But some economists think he’s overly optimistic.
Economists' views on the likelihood of a recession are mixed while the Federal Reserve tries to navigate a challenging economic and geopolitical environment.   
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2.6 million cars cut from global production forecast this year

Mar 17, 2022
The war in Ukraine is already slowing production in ways automakers — and consumers — will feel in 2022 and beyond.
With multiple disruptions to the supply chain, the auto industry is set to take a production hit.
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How will sanctions affect ordinary Russians? Iranians can provide some insight.

Mar 17, 2022
Until the recent moves against Russia, Iran faced more sanctions than any country.
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China walks a trade tightrope between Russia and the West

Mar 17, 2022
The Chinese government is opposed to sanctions against Russia and says it will continue to trade with it. But that is not easy in practice.
Though China relies on Russian oil, voluntary sanctions by Western companies could make it harder for China to get it. Above, a worker stands on pipes at an offshore oil in China's eastern Shandong province.
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Netflix to test crackdown on freeloading viewers

Mar 17, 2022
It's adding a small fee to accounts with extra users, focusing on Latin America. In a competitive industry, it has to tread lightly.
Netflix will charge accounts small monthly fees for users outside their households, focusing on Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. Other streaming platforms will be watching how it plays out.
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The marketing CEO trying to bridge the pay gap for Black influencers

Mar 17, 2022
Compensation in the influencer space is like the "wild, Wild West," says LaToya Shambo of Black Girl Digital. Her company wants to change that.
"I'm definitely seeing a lot of brands step up," says LaToya Shambo, CEO of Black Girl Digital.
Courtesy LaToya Shambo

Music from the episode

Tightrope Janelle Monáe
No Room Madison McFerrin
Magic Spell This Is The Kit
Dim Moss Of Aura
Inside Out Spoon
Do It Chloe x Halle
Mine Forever Lord Huron

The team

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