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The Fed’s “soft landing” is looking bumpy

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A New York Stock Exchange trader rubs the bridge of his nose while stock indexes tumble.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 10: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 10, 2022 in New York City. Stocks fell over 800 points on Friday as inflation fears continue to spook investors. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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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

by Kristin Schwab Jun 13, 2022
Some essentials — notably food — may may maintain their price strength. Appliances and furniture may come down quicker.

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

by Kimberly Adams and Sean McHenry Jun 13, 2022
The deal in the Senate addresses some issues related to background checks, but a critical loophole is left untouched.

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

by Emily Jones 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.

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