Short sellers have made bank betting on First Republic’s free fall
Apr 28, 2023

Short sellers have made bank betting on First Republic’s free fall

Is that good for financial stability? Plus, we'll look into the "We buy ugly houses" business and discuss how new economic data will influence the Federal Reserve's next move.

Segments From this episode

Crude oil prices are down, but oil companies' profits are doing just fine

Apr 28, 2023
They're making less on crude, more on refining it.
Exxon’s refinery business helped lead the company to its most profitable first quarter ever. But that’s the exception since the pandemic started three years ago.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A shortage of air traffic controllers is forcing airlines to cancel flights to and from NYC

Apr 28, 2023
The FAA has asked airlines to give up precious landing slots.
Above, the air traffic tower at LaGuardia Airport. According to the FAA, New York has just over half of the air traffic controllers it needs.
Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Who's the "we" behind those "We Buy Houses" signs?

Apr 28, 2023
Real estate wholesalers offer convenience, but at what price?
"We Buy Houses" signs on a street corner in Baltimore. Often they're posted by real estate wholesalers.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

Music from the episode

Rififi Rococo Chris Joss
Uncle ACE Blood Orange
Blue Clouds Modeselektor
Komorebi Craft Spells
Finally Moving Pretty Lights

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