Millions owe student loan payments, again
Oct 2, 2023

Millions owe student loan payments, again

Could the restart of payments stifle our economy? Experts weigh in. Plus, economic confidence is low in China, and strip malls are where small businesses thrive in Houston.

Segments From this episode

Supreme Court session opens with a challenge to federal regulators' powers

Oct 2, 2023
The doctrine instructs courts to defer to federal agencies on details where the law is unclear, so long as that guidance is “reasonable."
In its new term that began Monday, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could change the role federal agencies play in interpreting laws.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The scariest part of Halloween: supply chains

Oct 2, 2023
Consumers may spend a record $12.2 billion this year — that's the treat. But sellers may need tricks to bring their goods to market.
Analysts expect monster Halloween sales this year.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

One man's crisis of confidence in China

Oct 2, 2023
China’s economy has not been recovering as fast as hoped for after the zero-COVID policy ended, partly due to a lack of confidence.
A bustling market in China's Liaoning province. China's economy has not rebounded as quickly as anticipated, partly because of a lack of confidence among its people.
STR/AFP via Getty Images

As student loan payments restart, borrowers feel the pinch. The economy might too.

Oct 2, 2023
Obligations resuming after three years could be a rude awakening for some. But by itself, it's not likely to start a recession, experts say.
The return of student loan obligations probably won’t tip us into a recession, but millions of Americans will feel the financial pinch, said Shannon Seery of Wells Fargo.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Inside Houston’s "vibrant but chaotic" strip mall economy

Oct 2, 2023
The centers are home to small businesses selling niche products, foods and services that represent the city’s increasingly diverse population.
Houston's diversity is "partially because of the affordability and availability of spaces such as strip malls," says architect Jesús Vassallo.
Elizabeth Trovall/Marketplace

Typewriter salesman says creative types in L.A. help grow his business

Oct 2, 2023
Aaron Therol says he's saving a piece of history while he's saving people from distractions.
Aaron Therol sells typewriters — machines you don't see very often nowadays. He says Los Angeles' creative community keeps his business afloat.

Music from the episode

Cirrus Bonobo
Psycho Killer Talking Heads
Komorebi Craft Spells
Adventure Monster Rally
Watch It Grow The Everywheres

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
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer