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Fasten your seatbelts, folks
Sep 23, 2022

Fasten your seatbelts, folks

The soft landing the Federal Reserve hopes for the economy appears increasingly out of reach. Plus, a battle over water rights in Nevada.

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The Weekly Wrap

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jeanna Smialek at the New York Times and Kate Davidson at Politico about the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate hike and the state of global financial conditions.

The U.S. has stored more natural gas than expected. That's good news for consumers.

Sep 23, 2022
The price of natural gas on U.S. futures markets has been falling, and we've been storing large amounts. That may come in handy this winter.
Natural gas production has been boosted by strong prices. Above, gas is flared off in Stanton, Texas.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Nevada farmers shake up traditional water rights with a new way to fight scarcity

Sep 23, 2022
Growers agreed to a plan that requires all irrigators to reduce their water use over time, instead of using a senior water rights strategy.
Marty Plaskett, a hay farmer in Diamond Valley, Nevada, stands near one of the irrigation pivots that waters his alfalfa field.
Kaleb Roedel/Mountain West News Bureau

Alcohol alternatives are everywhere, with a pour for every (non)drinker

Sep 23, 2022
Budweiser is using its Qatar World Cup sponsorship to market its nonalcoholic beer. But the market for sober beverages is growing.
Above, cans of nonalcoholic beer come off the production line at a brewery in Stratford, Connecticut.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

In a more competitive environment, where is streaming content headed?

Sep 23, 2022
Netflix may be moving away from spending lavishly on talent to build its brand, but the demand for the content is still there.
Cast members of Netflix's hit show "Bridgerton" gather for a panel. Netflix signed a nine-figure deal with showrunner Shonda Rhimes in 2017.
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix

How are booksellers doing after last year's supply chain snags?

Sep 23, 2022
Backlogs hurt the holiday sales season in 2021. In some cases, shops still have to tell customers to wait for their favorite reads.
Last year, some books pegged to the holiday season didn't make it to the shelves in time for the shopping rush.
Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer