Treasury Secretary Yellen on Ukraine, inflation and the debt ceiling
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Today, Treasury chief Janet Yellen joined "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal to discuss global and domestic economic concerns. Plus, the shifting definition of "discretionary" spending.
Segments From this episode
Yellen: "Progress on inflation is not going to be a straight line"
The Treasury secretary says "people don't need to lose their jobs" to cool down the labor market.
The bond market yield curve is inverted — which some economists think foreshadows a downturn
The yield for a two-year note is roughly a whole percentage point higher than the yield on the 10-year Treasury right now. And that often precedes a recession.
Amid persistent inflation, just what is "discretionary" spending?
Retailers’ financial results show weaker spending on nonnecessities like electronics. Here's where consumers are pulling back.
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