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The economy is bouncing back, but not for women of color
Jan 13, 2022

The economy is bouncing back, but not for women of color

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We'll also discuss the future of initial public stock offerings, how omicron is hampering trash collection and the potential (and definition) of Web3.

Segments From this episode

The TLDR on PPI

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal explains what the Producer Price Index for December says about the trajectory of inflation with help from Eric Lundh of The Conference Board and Lindsey Piegza from Stifel.

For many retailers, business has never been better. The future? Uncertain.

Jan 13, 2022
Millions of Americans are still shopping like crazy. But retailers worry their voracious appetite won't last much longer.
Americans have been eager to shop in recent months but haven't been able to find everything they want. Fresh retail sales data will come out Friday.
Raul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

Why the economic recovery looks different for women of color

Jan 13, 2022
“There are going to be lingering scarring effects,” economist Michelle Holder said.
Due to Black women being overrepresented in jobs that were slammed by the pandemic, they will suffer deep economic scars, says economist Michelle Holder.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Garbage collection slows in many cities as COVID-19 hampers staffing

Jan 13, 2022
Municipalities around the country have had to delay or reschedule trash pickup days.
Cities across the country are seeing trash pile up as omicron spreads.
Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

When the IPO market sours, the effects ripple across the economy

Jan 13, 2022
Investors seem less welcoming to IPOs than in 2021.
2021 was a huge year for public stock offerings. But 2022? Maybe not. That could affect venture capital, government budgets and the housing market.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

What is Web3, exactly?

Jan 13, 2022
The next iteration of the internet is a hot topic of conversation in tech communities. Kevin Werbach of The Wharton School explains why.
"The claim is that Web3 is different, that's because it's built on blockchain and other kinds of cryptographic foundations that, in fact, will be open and decentralized," Wharton professor Kevin Werbach says.
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Music from the episode

Beat 100 Benny Sings, Marc Rebillet, Mocky, Cola Boyy
Just Jammin' Gramatik
No Room Madison McFerrin
Coco Mango (FloFilz Remix) MF DOOM, FloFilz
Feather Little Dragon
Motherboard Daft Punk
Ride or Die The Knocks, Foster the People

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer