Man, it’s a hot one!
Jul 5, 2023

Man, it’s a hot one!

Plus: Meta's audience gives its rival to Twitter an edge over the rest of the pack.

Segments From this episode

The manufacturing sector is slowing. That could be a sign of a coming recession.

Jul 5, 2023
It's just over 10% of the U.S. economy but it has an outsized influence.
The Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers Index — a survey that measures manufacturing activity — fell again in June for an 8th straight month.
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As offices sit empty, some banks are more cautious about commercial real estate loans

Jul 4, 2023
Office building vacancies remain elevated, especially in coastal cities. Lenders worry about developers’ ability to pay back their debt.
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More “hottest day evers” mean changing the way we work

Extreme heat affects our health, our morale and our productivity. Employers will need to adapt.
Contractor Prince Xavier Biabo, who's renovating a townhouse in Baltimore, says hydrating is key to getting through the heat.
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Meta readies new Twitter challenger

Jul 5, 2023
Threads, the new social media platform created by the owner of Instagram and Facebook, launches Thursday.
The Threads app is looking to push Twitter off its perch.
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Advocates fight to save North America's Chinatowns

Leaders from many of these struggling communities came together at the Chinatown Solidarity Conference to share ideas and support.
Chinatown in San Francisco. Many Chinatowns are suffering from anti-Asian hate, crime and other burdens on their small businesses.
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With new releases, summer looks good for this Nashville theater

Movie releases are “the piece of the puzzle that’s been weakened the most,” says Stephanie Silverman of The Belcourt Theatre, but now they’re ramping up.

Music from the episode

Chicago Falcon The Budos Band
Pin It Down Madison Cunningham
Green Light Lorde

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