Nov 26, 2019
“The glass is much more than half full”
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That was Fed Chair Jerome Powell talking about the economy this week. Plus: Why eBay is selling StubHub, young women are bearing the brunt of unpaid household labor and Mexican cartels are getting into the avocado business.
Stories From this episode
The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index has fallen for the fourth straight month, but what does that really mean?
Mexico's avocado farmers report extortion, hijacking and related danger posed by cartels.
Adventures in Housing
Zarrish Khan was about to buy a house when tragic news prompted a U-turn.
According to the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, unpaid household labor falls disproportionately to women between 16 and 24.
The site known for its auctions has shifted to more fixed price sales, but can't compete with Amazon.
Discount retailers are vulnerable to tariffs, especially when keeping prices at $1 is a business model and a brand.