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Messaging matters
Apr 8, 2024

Messaging matters

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As the Fed aims for 2% inflation, watching how consumers interpret the messaging on interest rates is key. Plus, the rise of psychometric assessments for job seekers.

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Federal Reserve survey shows consumer inflation expectations holding steady

Apr 8, 2024
Households expect inflation to be 3% in a year. While that’s not up from the previous month, it’s also not down.
For consumers, it's important that the Fed expresses its commitment to getting inflation down to 2%, no matter how long it takes, economist Carola Binder said.
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Black unemployment seems to be rising. But other indicators of Black employment are strong.

Apr 8, 2024
It's possible that higher unemployment means more Black workers are coming back into the labor market.
The recent Black unemployment rate uptick is worth watching, said economist Elise Gould. But, she points out that it's still quite low by any historical measure.
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Small businesses are under siege from cyberattacks

Apr 8, 2024
Many don’t have the staff or the financial cushion to survive.
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Why are media mergers so tough to pull off?

Apr 8, 2024
Corporate marriages are hard. And corporate marriages in the always-in-flux media business can be even harder.
A successful marriage of entertainment companies in the internet age is difficult — but not impossible.
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Tech is supercharging pre-employment personality tests

Apr 8, 2024
Psychometrics assessments boosted by AI aim to quantify seemingly intangible qualities like personality and emotional intelligence.
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Starting a new business isn't easy, but this artist is ready for the challenge

Apr 8, 2024
Iranian-born artist, professor and now studio owner Sara Rastegar talks about what it's like to open a new business.
Point Studio Art offers classes for hand-printing on fabric made products.
Courtesy Sara Rastegar

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
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