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Jan 23, 2020

Low inflation is still a mystery

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And not just in the U.S. Plus: P&G's earnings, bricklaying robots and the effects of the government shutdown, a year later.

Stories From this episode

Central banks are searching for new tools

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 23, 2020
The ECB and the Federal Reserve are attempting to figure out if their approach to monetary policy still works.
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said she’s also looking for answers from the public on how to change the bank's monetary policy strategy.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FICO changes could lower 40 million credit scores

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Jan 23, 2020
The change in how FICO is measured could make it more expensive for millions of Americans to borrow.
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The Big Book

What happens when a robot can lay bricks?

by Bridget Bodnar and Kai Ryssdal Jan 23, 2020
The story of how a small band of inventors and engineers built a machine that could lay bricks. It's way harder than it sounds.
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Chicago developers are making use of opportunity zone investment

by Natalie Moore Jan 23, 2020
But economic impact is hard to track without oversight at state or federal level. Critics say that's not good enough.
The Chicago Housing Authority is using opportunity zone money from PNC Bank for a commercial building in North Lawndale on the city's West Side.
Development design courtesy of Chicago Housing Authority
Workplace Culture

Goldman Sachs pushes for more diverse boards of directors

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jan 23, 2020
"I think that this Goldman decision is symbolic of the strength of the business case and the belief people have in it," one expert said.
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Reflecting on the longest government shutdown, one year on

by Bennett Purser Jan 23, 2020
How the longest shutdown in U.S. history changed the way one federal contractor thinks about work.
Courtesy Sunny Blaylock

Music from the episode

Benzoin Gum MF DOOM
Live In Vanilla Boy Robot
High Tide Brothertiger
Esperar Pra Ver Poolside, Fatnotronic
Brick Ben Folds Five
Breaking Your Silence Generationals

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Assistant Producer

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