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Is it time for the Fed to slow interest rate hikes?
Jan 19, 2023

Is it time for the Fed to slow interest rate hikes?

That question will be top of mind at the Federal Reserve's next meeting on Feb. 1. Plus, where did the debt ceiling come from?

Segments From this episode

Should the Federal Reserve slow interest rate hikes?

Jan 19, 2023
We don’t yet know if the Fed's rate hikes have fully shown up in the economy. That could take many months.
For now, markets are assuming the Federal Reserve will ease up on rate hikes at its next meeting on Feb. 1.
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The origin of the U.S. debt ceiling

Jan 19, 2023
The U.S. government hit its debt ceiling Thursday and must raise the debt limit to avoid defaulting. How did we get here?
With the debt ceiling reached, the U.S. Treasury initiated "extraordinary measures" to avert a government default.
Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Helium's been rising — in price — and it's bringing businesses down

Jan 19, 2023
High helium prices, driven by shortages, played a role in Party City's bankruptcy. Here's what it means for businesses that rely on balloons.
Party City recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the high cost of helium partly to blame.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How a Buffalo business weathered a record-breaking storm

Jan 19, 2023
Inventory loss “could have been a lot worse,” said Johanna Dominguez of Put a Plant on It. But merchants suffered as shoppers stayed home.
Vehicles sit buried in snow and abandoned in downtown Buffalo, New York, the day after Christmas. The storm's cost surpassed $1 billion.
Joed Viera/AFP via Getty Images

Harvard Medical School is the latest institution to opt out of U.S. News rankings

Jan 19, 2023
Harvard Med joins a number of prestigious schools boycotting the rankings, saying education is too complex to be ranked numerically.
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Esports have exploded, but the profits haven't followed

Jan 19, 2023
Over the past decade, esports have grown to a point where events sell out NBA stadiums. But as popularity has boomed, esports leagues still face major business barriers.
The League of Legends World Championship at San Francisco's Chase Center in November 2022.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Tiki Room Rendezvous Lee Rosevere
Told You So Paramore
Dancing With a Stranger Sam Smith, Normani
STYLE Tatsuya Maruyama
Phantom Persona Five
It's Not Me Arthur Benson

The team

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