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Climate change could heat up long-term inflation
Nov 14, 2023

Climate change could heat up long-term inflation

That's according to a new study from the federal government. Plus, Americans are walking less since the pandemic.

Segments From this episode

Airfares are down 13% over the past year, but they may be headed back up soon

Nov 14, 2023
Fuel costs are down but may rise again soon.
Travel demand has leveled out since last summer's spike of "revenge travel." That’s forcing airlines to compete more for customers again.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Inside the evolving infrastructure of Laredo, the No 1. port in the U.S.

Nov 14, 2023
With tens of thousands of trucks passing through Laredo each day, bridges and roads are critical to this center of North American trade.
About 10,000 northbound trucks pass through the Port of Laredo each day, a number expected to grow as trade between the U.S. and Mexico increases.
Elizabeth Trovall/Marketplace

ESPN enters the competitive world of online sports gambling

Nov 14, 2023
The company hopes to win a piece of the nearly $85 billion global sports betting market, now dominated by DraftKings and FanDuel.
ESPN Bet will be able to offer something other betting apps can't: media content from ESPN. But that doesn't ensure success.
Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images

Climate change effects likely to include long-term inflation

Nov 14, 2023
The fifth National Climate Assessment says climate change will continue to nudge household spending higher in many categories — including health, food and home repair.
In June, smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted over New York City and obscured the Manhattan skyline. Increased air pollution could lead to higher health care costs.
Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images

Fewer Americans are walking these days. What gives?

Nov 14, 2023
Linda Poon, staff writer at Bloomberg CityLab, talks about her reporting on why walking trips have declined since the start of the pandemic.
The U.S. "has generally not had a great walking track record compared to other countries. Cities here are generally built around cars," said Linda Poon, staff writer at Bloomberg CityLab.
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Denver travel agent says travelers are budgeting for big trips further in advance

Sarah Fazendin, founder of Videre Travel, says her clients are budgeting for “big bucket list trips” years into the future.

Music from the episode

Bambu Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
Diving Women Japanese Breakfast
Respiration Black Star, Common
September Mista Sinista

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer