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Clark resident Jen Valencia still works part time for Instacart at Wegman's market on August 26, 2020 in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Clark resident Jen Valencia still works part time for Instacart at Wegman's market on August 26, 2020 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

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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

by Savannah Maher Aug 12, 2022
The University of Michigan survey shows improvement, especially among low- and middle-income consumers, who have struggled most with inflation.

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

by Stephanie Hughes Aug 12, 2022
Many districts make the switch to attract teachers and save money. Though some extend the school day, classroom time often contracts.
My Economy

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

by Sean McHenry 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.

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

by Victoria Craig Aug 12, 2022
With its sunshine and turquoise waters, Greece draws travelers worldwide. Now the government is promoting lesser-known islands.

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

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