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The Fed’s “soft landing” is looking bumpy
Jun 13, 2022

The Fed’s “soft landing” is looking bumpy

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The S&P 500 tumbled into bear market territory ahead of tomorrow's Federal Reserve meeting. Plus, making it as a Black woman in tech.

Segments From this episode

Barreling into bear territory

Marketplace host Kimberly Adams speaks with The New York Times’ Jeanna Smialek about the state of the markets going into the first day of the Federal Reserve’s June meeting.

Some prices take longer than others to drop — and longer than inflation

Jun 13, 2022
Some essentials — notably food — may may maintain their price strength. Appliances and furniture may come down quicker.
Meat prices have climbed 14% from a year ago, and it may take a while for those price gains to slow.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Background check reforms could reduce gun violence. Does the new bipartisan framework deliver?

Jun 13, 2022
The deal in the Senate addresses some issues related to background checks, but a critical loophole is left untouched.
An activist at the March for Our Lives demonstration Saturday in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How to make it in the tech industry when you don’t quite fit in

From "Marketplace Tech," Kathryn Finney chats with Kimberly Adams about her experiences in the world of tech entrepreneurship.

"Refilleries" give consumers a way to reuse plastic bottles and cut waste

Jun 13, 2022
Businesses are reviving an old model to reduce single-use plastic in an effort to curb plastic pollution and fight climate change.
Samantha Keough browses the plastic-free products at Lite Foot, a mobile refillery that helps customers reuse containers instead of throwing out plastic.
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Music from the episode

Aminals Baths
Root Juice Chris Joss
Otomo Bonobo, O'Flynn
Goodness Emancipator
Luv Letter DJ Okawari

The team

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

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