May 22, 2015

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Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic.  Millions of birds have been slaughtered to try and contain the disease, which is causing an egg shortage. Next: consumer prices, as measured by the Labor Department, ticked up 0.1 percent last month — a bit more if you discount big swings in food and energy costs. We look at why some things get removed from the “core” rate and why the Federal Reserve, for example, uses a different measure when trying to assess inflation.

 

Segments From this episode

A fashionable workout

May 22, 2015
The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes says we've reached peak yoga pants.

Weekly Wrap: Inflation, the Federal Reserve and minimum wage

May 22, 2015
Leigh Gallagher and Sudeep Reddy join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.

China dominates beer sales

May 22, 2015
You may be surprised by the highest-selling suds in the world.

Cannes Film Festival disappoints critics

May 22, 2015
But 'Mad Max" fills the void.

Why do companies offer free stuff at the same cost?

May 22, 2015
Pepsi was among the first companies to try it.

The U.S. is facing an egg-tastrophe

May 22, 2015
The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic, which has led to a shortage.

States take back some economic incentives

May 22, 2015
Businesses that don't make good on promised jobs are seeing their benefits suspended.

Why the CPI doesn't figure in the Fed's calculations

May 22, 2015
Consumer prices ticked up just a 10th of a percent last month, the Labor Department reports.

Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic.  Millions of birds have been slaughtered to try and contain the disease, which is causing an egg shortage. Next: consumer prices, as measured by the Labor Department, ticked up 0.1 percent last month — a bit more if you discount big swings in food and energy costs. We look at why some things get removed from the “core” rate and why the Federal Reserve, for example, uses a different measure when trying to assess inflation.

 

Music from the episode

Tighten Up The Black Keys
Andy Last Dinosaurs
Tightrope WALK THE MOON