It’s a flipper’s market
Jun 28, 2022

It’s a flipper’s market

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People are flipping houses at the highest rate since 2000, but rising costs could cool the trend. Plus, though modern parking meters can provoke ire, they can also reduce urban congestion.

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Flipping homes is more popular than it's been in decades, thanks to the hot housing market

Jun 28, 2022
But profit margins are shrinking, and the flipping boom may be coming to an end.
Rick Sharga with Attom Data Solutions said he expects to see less house flipping because it's becoming less profitable.
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U.S. pushes for Russian oil price ceiling. Feasible?

Jun 28, 2022
Advanced nations will evaluate the idea in an effort to limit Russia's energy revenue. But Russia could retaliate.
An oil refinery on the outskirts of Moscow. Although the advanced nations are considering a price cap on Russian oil, Russia could retaliate by shutting off the flow of natural gas to Europe.
Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP via Getty Images

One school district’s attempt to keep students safe

Jun 28, 2022
“We have to do this,” says Dr. Scott Anzalone, former president of the local school board in Logan, Ohio.
"We've done everything possible to make sure security is tight without making kids more traumatized," says Dr. Scott Anazlone, former president of the Logan-Hocking School District in Ohio.
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New Connecticut law limits "captive audience" meetings in the workplace

Jun 28, 2022
These meetings, where employers share their views on unionization with employees, can no longer be mandatory.
The Connecticut State Capitol. The state's new law limiting "captive audience" meetings is likely to face legal challenges.
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Modern parking "meters" give cities the power to reduce congestion

Jun 28, 2022
Parking charges based on timing or vehicle type, for example, can encourage drivers to consider other forms of transit.
A frustrating public parking experience may make drivers reconsider driving in the first place.
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The growing push for size inclusivity in fashion faces some obstacles

Jun 28, 2022
"Plus-size women make up more than half the market, and yet, plus-size clothes only make up 19% of all apparel on the market," says Elizabeth Segran, senior staff writer at Fast Company.
Sixty-eight percent of American women wear a size 14 or larger, according to a 2016 estimate.
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Music from the episode

3 on E Vulfpeck
Sun Dress Freddie Joachim
Dance Through It Twin Peaks
Mobius Streak Haitus Kaiyote
Patience Tame Impala
Midnight Khruangbin, Leon Bridges

The team

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