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The Fed’s stress testing is put to the test

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Segments From this episode

Another day, another rate hike

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal provides context for today’s decision by the Federal Reserve to increase its key interest rate a quarter-point.

Banks in Turmoil

Stress tests aim to reveal banks' weaknesses. More banks will probably have to run them.

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 22, 2023
But the probes can't uncover every problem before trouble erupts.

The job market is hot. But who's hiring?

by Samantha Fields Mar 22, 2023
The sectors hit hardest during the pandemic, including hospitality and retail, are coming back.

Reverse stock splits explained through a battle against bankruptcy

by Kristin Schwab Mar 22, 2023
Bed Bath & Beyond is seeking a reverse split, a sign that a company is not confident that its stock will rise on its own, one expert says.

Moderna will charge around $130 for its COVID vaccine — and Congress isn't too happy

by Kimberly Adams Mar 22, 2023
But the pharma company promised that individuals won't pay the full amount.

The clock's striking midnight on some federal pandemic relief loans for small businesses

by Justin Ho Mar 22, 2023
Businesses that received some federal pandemic loans could defer paying for two years, meaning most are coming due this year.

The lessons that bank runs teach

We hear from Christina Stembel, CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, about how she’s thinking about banking in the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse.

Music from the episode

Get By Talib Kweli
Star Walkin' Lil Nas X
The Death of Us Theo Katzman
Ego Beyonce
Thank U Alanis Morissette
Don't Start Now Dua Lipa
Still In Love It's Butter

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