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How the balance of power in the labor market is shifting

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Investor and columnist Barry Ritholtz argues that the key to the so-called labor shortage is inadequate pay. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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Retail sales are down, but what's really going on with consumer spending?

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 15, 2021
As the economy opens up, people are spending more on doing things — not on actual things.

The Federal Reserve's "dot plot" explained

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal explains what Federal Reserve watchers mean when they refer to the Fed’s “dot plot,” and how some use it to predict future Fed policy.

Truce on Airbus/Boeing subsidies lets sides focus on emerging competitor

by Scott Tong Jun 15, 2021
U.S.-EU pact suspends punitive tariffs and could spur collaboration to fend off Chinese expansion in the commercial aircraft industry.

What lowering the Medicare eligibility age would mean for health care

by Kimberly Adams Jun 15, 2021
Among the many issues fighting for space on the political agenda is a Biden campaign promise to lower expand access Medicare.
Employment

"The balance of power is shifting": Ritholtz on the future of work and wages

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Jun 15, 2021
Investor and columnist Barry Ritholtz says workers are gaining leverage in relations with management, which could lift wages.
Cars

U.S. cars and light trucks got a little older during the pandemic

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jun 15, 2021
The average age rose by a couple months to 12.1 years. That doesn't mean there are more clunkers on the road.
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Why business owners are stocking up on inventory

by Justin Ho Jun 15, 2021
Supply chain bottlenecks and a booming economy are pushing business owners to create a buffer — even taking out loans to do so.

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