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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen talks infrastructure, inflation and the debt ceiling
Nov 9, 2021

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen talks infrastructure, inflation and the debt ceiling

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Plus: Teen employment remains strong, General Electric will end its conglomerate days and an undocumented couple struggle months after Hurricane Ida flooded their home.

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"We simply must pay our bills": Janet Yellen on debt, inflation, infrastructure and what the economy needs

Nov 9, 2021
The Treasury secretary doesn't see a 1970s-style inflation shock on the horizon. "The Federal Reserve wouldn’t permit that to happen."
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Glasgow, Scotland, last week for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
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Friendly breakup: After 129 years, GE plans future as 3 smaller companies

Nov 9, 2021
Separate operations focused on aviation, health care and energy will be more agile — and independent of one another's weaknesses.
General Electric said it will end its days as a conglomerate, separating into companies focused on aviation, health care and energy.
Sebastien Salom-Gomis/AFP via Getty Images

Without teen workers, "we'd have to close our doors"

Nov 9, 2021
A hot job market continues to seek out teenagers. But will that hurt their academics and long-term job prospects?
Amid a labor shortage, the teenage employment rates remain high.
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Hurricane Ida flooded their basement apartment. Months later, they've barely begun to recover.

Nov 9, 2021
Many New York basement apartments flooded in September. Most of the hardest-hit residents were low-income, and most were immigrants.
People clean up their flooded homes in Queens, New York, after the remnants of Ida passed through the area. The storm hit undocumented immigrants particularly hard.
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Music from the episode

Reap What You Sow daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra
Still Think Chrome Sparks
To Zion (feat. Carlos Santana) Ms. Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana
Black Sands Bonobo
F.T.B. Robert Glasper
Lower the Heavens The Donkeys

The team

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