Meet the employees secretly “working from home” overseas
Jul 11, 2023

Meet the employees secretly “working from home” overseas

But first, we'll check in with small business owners and the ongoing accountant shortage. Plus: Have MLB's new rules bolstered the brand?

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Some small businesses worry they've hit the limit on raising prices

Jul 11, 2023
It could signal that wage and other cost pressures are easing or that sales are weakening and the economy is slowing.
Downbeat sales expectations could cause more businesses to decide against another price hike, said Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist with the National Federation of Independent Business.
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Accountant shortage has companies big and small struggling

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It's a shortage that starts on college campuses, with more and more students opting for data analytics jobs in other sectors.
The number of students receiving accounting degrees dropped 9% over roughly the last decade.
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These remote employees are secretly working abroad

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Their employers think they're in the United States, when they're really traveling the world.
Working abroad can have some complications, from tax confusion to tech support difficulties.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway ramps up investment in liquefied natural gas

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The U.S. has become a leading exporter of LNG, which is often used to ease energy shortages around the world. That stokes price volatility.
A tanker on its way to deliver LNG to France. The U.S. has become a top exporter of the resource.
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New energy projects are coming to small towns. Where will workers live?

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The Biden administration is eyeing nuclear as one solution to ‘clean’ energy, but as a new nuclear plant moves into a rural community in Wyoming, there's another challenge — housing shortages for workers.
Kemmerer, Wyoming is known for both its prehistoric fossils and its fossil fuel industry.
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MLB's new rules are drawing more fans to ballparks nationwide

Jul 11, 2023
More than two-thirds of Major League Baseball teams are ushering more fans through turnstiles.
New rules include a pitch clock, which means pitchers now have 20 seconds at most to throw the ball.
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Music from the episode

Wake Up Elaine
68 State Gorillaz
Daydream Eli Way
Raw Karmawin
The Death of Us Theo Katzman
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
Magic Spell This Is The Kit

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