No change at the Fed, but what about the bond market?
Nov 1, 2023

No change at the Fed, but what about the bond market?

The Treasury plans to offer more than $100 billion in bonds next week. Who's gonna buy them? Plus, possible changes in the way Americans buy homes.

Segments From this episode

With demand down, there's a new buyer of Treasurys in town

Nov 1, 2023
The Federal Reserve and major U.S. banks are buying fewer bonds than they used to. Hedge funds are picking up some of the slack.
The Treasury Department just released its quarterly refunding statement. Next week, it will auction off billions in bonds.
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How Slack, email and Zoom are making us less productive and more overwhelmed

Nov 1, 2023
Digital platforms have become especially difficult to manage with the rise of remote work.
While digital platforms like email, Microsoft Teams and Slack have increased productivity in some ways, they also mean more time responding to messages and less time accomplishing work tasks.
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WeWork could declare bankruptcy anytime, but how is it still around?

Nov 1, 2023
The company has risen and fallen on its stylish co-working spaces, larger-than-life founder and ability to rake in — and spend — investors' cash.
WeWork’s business model has always been shaky, says professor Erik Gordon at the University of Michigan.
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Thanks to a Missouri jury, the way we buy and sell homes may change

Nov 1, 2023
The jurors found that the National Association of Realtors and a couple of big brokerages conspired to inflate commissions.
Homebuyers could have more power to negotiate lower agent fees, said Susan Wachter of  Wharton.
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Tribes see a way to reclaim a seat at the table

The worst drought in 1,200 years is tearing up the rule book for management of the Colorado River.

Music from the episode

Don't You Mind Thrupence
Closer Patrick Holland
Call The Foreign Exchange
Palm Tree Jungle
Natural Cause Emancipator
Preservation Wu-Tang Clan

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