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Slow and steady global growth
Apr 16, 2024

Slow and steady global growth

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Global economic growth has been surprisingly resilient, the IMF says. Plus, how restaurants scout locations.

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Demand for Treasury bonds dips in times of uncertainty

Apr 16, 2024
Investors fear missing out on higher rates of return by locking up the money they put in for 10 years or more.
Thanks to uncertainty about the Fed's next move, bond traders may not be too excited about upcoming Treasury bonds.
Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

IMF predicts steady global growth that's still low by historical standards

Apr 16, 2024
The institution says the world economy continues to show “remarkable resilience.”
IMF chief economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas speaks during a press briefing at the IMF-World Bank Group spring meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington D.C., on Tuesday.
Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

How fast casual restaurants pick new locations

Apr 16, 2024
"There's a lot of science and a little bit of art" involved in finding the perfect place, a Chipotle executive says.
Shake Shack has cracked the code on scouting locations, says hospitality consultant Talia Berman.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Broken sewing machine? This owner and technician might be able to help.

Apr 16, 2024
Kate Sprout, owner of Alaska Sewing Machine Repair in Anchorage, Alaska says her new business has allowed her to live the lifestyle that she wants.
Kate Sprout, owner of Alaska Sewing Machine Repair in Anchorage, Alaska, working on a machine.
Courtesy Kate Sprout

Texas' electric grid is feeling the strain, and it's not even that hot yet

Apr 16, 2024
A big part of the problem: Power plants usually go offline for maintenance in April.
April is annual maintenance time for Texas power plants, making it harder for the grid to handle a heat spike.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Fans want "Coyote vs. Acme," but Warner Bros. isn't releasing it

Apr 16, 2024
The theory is that the studio is trying to save on its tax bill after merging with Discovery, reporter Teddy Brown says.
"What's a little maddening for folks is that we can see all this stuff happening but still have no way to actually change it," says reporter Teddy Brown about fans' frustration over the studio holding onto the film.
Olivier Chouchana/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

"In Moe" DJ Premier
"Montara" Pandrezz, j'san, Epektase
"Coco Mango (FloFilz Remix)" MF Doom, FloFilz
"Mean Green" Snarky Puppy

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer