Potential holiday travel hiccups … already
Nov 3, 2022

Potential holiday travel hiccups … already

Pilot contract negotiations have grown contentious as the holiday travel season looms. Plus, graphite shortages and extreme Miami heat.

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Let's do the (productivity) numbers

Nonfarm business productivity was up 0.3% for Q3 after two quarters of declines. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and Stephanie Aaronson, director and vice president of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution, explain.

Pilot contract negotiations go south at major airlines

Nov 3, 2022
This week, pilots at both American and United Airlines rejected tentative contract deals, and Delta pilots voted to authorize a strike if negotiations break down.
Delta Airlines pilots picketing for a new contract in September 2022. Their union recently voted to authorize a strike if contract negotiations break down.
Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Why this Buffalo manufacturer is "a little bit excited" about an economic slowdown

The tight job market means it's been years since Matt Gehman has hired new qualified employees at MMG Industrial and Metal Locking Service.
"We cannot hire people and bring them in and plug them in. It’s 100% on-the-job training at our expense," says Matt Gehman, above at his facility in Buffalo, New York.
Brandon Watson

How the pandemic pushed this nonprofit worker to start her own businesses

In addition to her day job, Jennifer Barton of Buffalo now sells mugs and other goods she makes, plus owns a community art studio.
Jennifer Barton at her studio in Buffalo, New York.
Brandon Watson

As EV sales accelerate, battery makers face a new shortage of a crucial mineral: graphite

Nov 3, 2022
The stuff in pencils accounts for more than half of the mineral demand in a lithium cell battery. Most graphite is imported from China.
Ford reports that it's seen an uptick in demand for EVs, but manufacturers are facing a shortage of graphite. Above, a logo on Ford's electric F-150 Lightning truck.
Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

A deadly threat to Miami’s survival

Extreme heat in the city of Miami is only expected to worsen as days above 105 degrees become more common. On top of that, thousands of low-income households lack air conditioning or can’t afford to pay the bill. Marketplace’s Amy Scott reports.

Music from the episode

Animals Baths
Make Me Better Little People
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
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
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer