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The “first tranche” of sanctions against Russia is here. Now what?
Feb 22, 2022

The “first tranche” of sanctions against Russia is here. Now what?

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When paired with inflation and supply chain issues, the economic impacts of U.S. sanctions could amount to a "central banker's ultimate nightmare," said Politico's Sudeep Reddy.

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With some sanctions come some economic blows

Today, we're joined by Sudeep Reddy of Politico to hear about the global economic implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Sanctions on Russia could be costly for Western economies

Feb 22, 2022
Russia, a major energy producer, could use oil and gas supplies as a political weapon against the governments of its customers.
A receiving station in Germany for Nord Stream 2, a natural gas line that would link Germany with Russia.
John MacDougall/ AFP Getty Images

Inflation's already increasing the cost of goods. The cost of services could be next.

Feb 22, 2022
The services sector has been feeling the pinch of higher costs, particularly when it comes to wages.
Wages for workers in service industries like catering and child care have gone up in the tight labor market.
Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Ukraine conflict could push grain prices higher worldwide

Feb 22, 2022
Together, Russia and Ukraine supply a large part the world's wheat and corn exports.
A wheat field in Russia, which supplies a large share of global wheat exports. Agricultural  markets could be disrupted by war, along with commerce in energy.
Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

The question the retail world is asking right now: Sell cheap or hold?

Feb 22, 2022
Rising inflation will change the calculus for some apparel wholesalers.
Inflation may allow wholesalers to turn a profit on older goods that would ordinarily be sold at a discount.
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Never too early to prep for the upcoming holidays

While inflation is still high and consumer sentiment has trended low, many people are still spending. Irene Kesselman, owner of the Ali Cat Toys in Carrboro, North Carolina, describes what's she's seeing in the store and hearing from suppliers.

The team

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