The workers the remote work revolution left behind
Nov 18, 2022

The workers the remote work revolution left behind

Although the transition to remote work could have provided a lift to tribal nations experiencing outmigration, it didn't. Why? Plus, taking stock of the week that's been.

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The Weekly Wrap

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Linette Lopez of Business Insider and Kate Davidson of Politico on the discussion surrounding future rate hikes, layoffs in the tech industry and more.

Home construction is weak, but apartment construction is booming

Nov 18, 2022
That's because apartment developers have a lot more incentives to keep building right now.
Apartment construction is way up, as rents rise independently of mortgage interest rates.
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It just got easier to discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy

Nov 18, 2022
In the past, not even one student borrower in 100 who declared bankruptcy had student loans discharged.
Unlike other forms of debt, student loans don’t automatically get wiped clean in bankruptcy.
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Telework could help tribes curb outmigration, but Native workers are being left behind

Nov 18, 2022
Native people are overrepresented in “essential” fields, and underrepresented in office jobs that are more likely to allow telework. 
Native people are disproportionately left out of telework, according to a recent Brookings  Institution report.
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Affordable Care Act enrollment expected to hit another record

Nov 18, 2022
A shift to self-employment during the pandemic may partly be responsible for the enrollment surge in plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
A federally-funded health navigator helps people in Nashville sign up for Affordable Care Act plans on the individual marketplace on the first day of open enrollment, Nov. 1.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer