Consumers get a confidence boost
Aug 12, 2022

Consumers get a confidence boost

Though Americans harbor mixed feelings on the economy, consumer sentiment may be rebounding. Plus, inflation knocks a vinyl vendor out of his groove.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap

Marketplace host Kimberly Adams speaks with Nela Richardson from ADP and Catherine Rampell from The Washington Post about this week's inflation numbers, what that could mean for the Fed moving forward and more of this week's economic news.

Survey finds consumers feel a little better about the economy

Aug 12, 2022
The University of Michigan survey shows improvement, especially among low- and middle-income consumers, who have struggled most with inflation.
Though sentiment is still a mixed bag, people are a bit more optimistic about the economic outlook.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Where Monday is the new Sunday: More school districts move to 4 days a week

Aug 12, 2022
Many districts make the switch to attract teachers and save money. Though some extend the school day, classroom time often contracts.
Some school districts don't have classes on Mondays. Others skip Fridays and provide child care for a fee.
Jon Cherry/Getty Images

"Inflation is gut-punching my business," record store owner laments

Aug 12, 2022
Vinyl records are a big part of Phillip Rollins' business at Offbeat in Jackson, Mississippi. But rising costs make them a harder sell.
Phillip "DJ Young Venom" Rollins, of the Offbeat record store and art gallery, would like to see the prices of vinyl records go down. "The demand is up there, just the supply is kind of low."
Courtesy Rollins

Tourism boosts the Greek islands, but not all seek the spotlight

Aug 12, 2022
With its sunshine and turquoise waters, Greece draws travelers worldwide. Now the government is promoting lesser-known islands.
The Greek government is trying to attract tourists to lesser-known islands that may lack spectacular features. In some cases, the locals have mixed feelings.
Victoria Craig/Marketplace

Music from the episode

Shoomp Salt-n-Pepa
Ain't Nothing Changed Loyle Carner
The Death of Us Theo Katzman
All the Stars Kendrick Lamar

The team

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

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