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Could this be the start of a new labor movement?
Oct 1, 2021

Could this be the start of a new labor movement?

Also: The Weekly Wrap, consumer confidence takes a tumble, and electric car sales keep growing.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap

Politico’s Sudeep Reddy and the Washington Post’s Heather Long chat with “Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal about the debt ceiling, infrastructure and more of this week’s economic news.

Consumers’ confidence, spending less buoyant than their job prospects

Oct 1, 2021
Inflation is eating away at incomes while the delta variant is discouraging consumers from going out and spending.
After accounting for inflation, the August consumer spending and income statistics were unimpressive.
Drew Angerer via Getty Images

With a shutdown averted, federal agencies face budget constraints — and inefficiency

Oct 1, 2021
Because lawmakers couldn’t agree on a series of spending bills before Oct. 1, agencies keep running on last year’s budget.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signs a bill at the Capitol on Sept. 30 to fund the U.S. government and avoid a federal shutdown.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Is a new labor movement brewing?

AFL-CIO President Elizabeth Shuler advocates a revitalized labor movement that expands high-quality jobs and reduces inequality.
"What we're seeing out there is a demand for change," says new AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, shown here speaking at the White House on Sept. 8.
Kevin Dietsch via Getty Images

Electric vehicles' share of market rapidly growing

Oct 1, 2021
More choice in the EV market is among the factors boosting consumer demand.
Tesla EVs charging. The range of electric vehicle models is expanding, and the government is trying to spur the growth of the market.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Sister Owls Monster Rally
Embrace Goldroom, Ariela Jacobs
Respiration Black Star, Common
Faraway Kulakostas
1 Thing Amerie

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