EV subsidies are about to get simpler
Oct 11, 2023

EV subsidies are about to get simpler

In January, buyers can apply the electric vehicle tax credit upfront at a dealer. Plus, making hidden apartment fees transparent.

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What can the September PPI tell us about being a business owner right now?

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal covers the September Producer Price Index and checks in with a few small business owners to see if their costs have changed.

Birkenstock IPO stumbles out of the gate

Oct 11, 2023
The maker of sensible sandals has been around for 250 years. So why did it go public now?
Traders wearing Birkenstock sandals work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The 250-year-old company had its IPO today.
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EV tax credit will be simpler in 2024 with an instant rebate at dealership

Oct 11, 2023
The goal: Make buying an electric vehicle more attractive and simpler.
The instant rebate for electric vehicles coming in January is meant to make EVs like the Chevrolet Bolt, above, more attractive to buyers.
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As pay transparency laws proliferate, some employers remain resistant

Oct 11, 2023
The laws are aimed at closing wage gaps within and between companies. But not all workplaces seem to want transparency.
For transparency laws to work, job seekers should only apply to companies that are transparent about wages, says Aaron Terrazas at Glassdoor.
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FTC proposes new rule to increase transparency around junk fees

Oct 11, 2023
One area particularly hard hit by these extra charges: apartment rent. And the fees aren't always disclosed before tenants sign the lease.
The proposed FTC rule would require landlords and management companies to tell prospective tenants about extra fees, like for filing online maintenance requests or calculating each apartment’s share of the utilities, before they sign a lease.
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Who is the Indian Arts and Crafts Act supposed to protect?

Oct 11, 2023
The Department of the Interior says it's adapting the law to better serve an evolving Native art economy. Traditional artists fear the update could open the door to mass-production and corporate abuse.
A Navajo woman weaves a traditional rug. Non-Native artists and businesses who falsely market art as “Native-made” face fines of up to $250,000 or jail time under IACA
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Music from the episode

Reap What You Sow deKAH Hip Hop Orchestra
Comic Sans Cory Wong, Tom Misch
Brea Oddissee
French Letter J-Walk
Days To Come Bonobo, Bajka
Goodness Emancipator
Soft Stud Black Belt Eagle Scout

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer