Food banks are being squeezed by inflation too
Nov 30, 2021

Food banks are being squeezed by inflation too

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We'll also hear about holiday shopping successes for buy now, pay later companies and why ramping up coal production is easier said than done.

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Dented by the delta variant, consumer confidence now confronts omicron

Nov 30, 2021
Confidence ticked down in November, but so far, each wave of COVID seems to have less of an impact on how consumers feel.
Shoppers stroll in a Houston mall on Black Friday. Though consumer confidence may dip if the omicron variant spreads, higher vaccination rates and a strong job market may help.
Brandon Bell via Getty Images

Buy now, pay later services are flourishing

Nov 30, 2021
Millennials are opting for plans that allow them to spread payments without accruing debt or interest.
Younger shoppers have changing attitudes about programs that allow them to spread out the payments of purchases.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Substack CEO Chris Best does not want to tell you what to read

Nov 30, 2021
“We're going to give you the tools to make this decision for yourself,” the newsletter startup co-founder says.
Substack, the email newsletter platform, recently reached 1 million paid subscribers.
Tero Vesalainen via Getty Images

Coal prices are high as stockpiles hit new lows

Nov 30, 2021
Coal producers are reluctant to ramp up production because it takes a lot of money. And who knows how long demand will last?
A labor shortage is, in part, limiting a ramp up in coal production.
George Frey/AFP via Getty Images

Food banks feel pinch of inflation

Nov 30, 2021
The nonprofits faced higher demand through the pandemic. Now, with food costs rising, their resources are stretched even further.
Inflation and supply chain issues are hitting food banks hard and limiting the aid they're able to distribute.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

The U.K. aspires to become the "Qatar of hydrogen"

Nov 30, 2021
British prime minister Boris Johnson pledges to turn the U.K. into a leading producer of carbon-free hydrogen to cash in on a global boom.
Building an electrolyzer, the machine splits hydrogen from oxygen creating what some regard as the "dream, green fuel."
Courtesy of ITM Power

Music from the episode

Wavelengths Mocky
Day 45 Ta-ku
Otomo Bonobo, O'Flynn
Sin Rumbo Panoptica Orchestra
TV Queen Wild Nothing

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer