How low should wage growth go?
Nov 4, 2022

How low should wage growth go?

Slowing wage growth may signal a cooling job market, which is what the Fed wants. Plus, layoffs, dumpster diving and YouTube copyright tool.

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The Weekly Wrap

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal talks to Amara Omeokwe at the Wall Street Journal and Jeanna Smialek at the New York Times about the October jobs report and how the Federal Reserve is dealing with inflation expectations.

Wage growth seems to be slowing. But is it enough to please Fed policymakers?

Nov 4, 2022
The central bank watches for signs of wage inflation because it can drive price inflation.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell said wage gains have been “well above” the level needed to come down to Fed’s 2% inflation target.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Twitter's messy layoffs show how not to communicate firings

Nov 4, 2022
Big hint: probably not via email. HR and management experts say a conversation is important.
Constanza Hevia/AFP via Getty Images

YouTube's automated copyright tool riles up musicians

Nov 4, 2022
Content ID determines when content is copyrighted and can divert payments to the rights holder. But few artists have access to the tool.
YouTube limits access to its copyright tool, Content ID, to about 9,000 movie studios, record labels and publishers.
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How this couple makes up to $4,000 a month dumpster diving

Nov 4, 2022
Erin and Dave Sheffield of Buffalo, New York, met dumpster diving at a local university. Now they've taken their hobby to the next level.
Dave, left, and Erin Sheffield. The Sheffields often find valuable items in trash bins that they can sell or give away.
Courtesy Erin Sheffield

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
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer