Get ready for clogged supply chains when China’s COVID lockdowns end
Apr 18, 2022

Get ready for clogged supply chains when China’s COVID lockdowns end

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Also on today's program: A dive into the history of privacy protections in the U.S., and a New York accountant preps for Tax Day.

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More supply chain woes likely when China eases its COVID lockdowns

Apr 18, 2022
Goods sitting idle in warehouses or containers will head to the U.S., though many companies have adapted to shortages.
China's most recent lockdowns have reduced shipments and eased the stress on tight supply chains, but sooner or later, high volumes of goods will flow again.
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Biden administration restarts oil and gas leases on federal lands

Apr 18, 2022
The move shows the president is trying to bring down prices, but he also appears to be going back on his word to curb oil and gas production.
It may take six months to a year before any oil is produced from new leases on federal lands. Above, pump jacks in California.
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Biden requires infrastructure bill's materials made in U.S., with exceptions

Apr 18, 2022
U.S. industry doesn't produce enough of the materials, such as steel, to satisfy the need, so this may be more of an aspiration than a policy.
Biden is calling for materials funded by the bipartisan infrastructure bill to be sourced domestically, but that's easier said than done.
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What are stablecoins, and why are regulators worried about them?

Apr 18, 2022
The cryptocurrencies — pegged to "real" currencies that aren't supposed to fluctuate in value — are the bedrock of the crypto economy.
Stablecoins are involved in roughly 80% of cryptocurrency trading and lending transactions and aren't supposed to fluctuate in value. But the Treasury Department is concerned about the potential for a stablecoin run.
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How taxing is Tax Day for an accountant?

Today, we check in with Michael Durant, a New York-based tax accountant, who chats about the final days leading up to today’s federal filing deadline.

How a pair of tights contributed to legal protections for privacy in the U.S.

Apr 18, 2022
In a new book, legal historian Amy Gajda explores the origins of the “right to privacy.” A daring moment in a Broadway show is part of the story.
U.S. courts have balanced individual privacy rights with the public’s right to know. In a new book, Tulane law professor and former journalist Amy Gajda examines the strength of those rights today.
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The team

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