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Two more states ban the salary question

Two more states ban the salary question

Aug 1, 2019
Plus: What low construction spending tells us about the economy and a conversation with REI's CEO.
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Workplace Culture

States expand bans on asking job applicants for salary history

by Meghan McCarty Carino Aug 1, 2019
The question can perpetuate long-standing pay disparities among women and racial and ethnic groups.
A job seeker fills out an application at a career fair in midtown Manhattan, New York City.
John Moore/Getty Images
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Automatic Reply: "We have switched to Mezcal"

by Maria Hollenhorst Jul 19, 2019
When Jeremy Tofte traveled to Mexico this spring, it was his first vacation in more than a year.
A surfer rides a wave on his wake board in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca state, Mexico on December 9, 2017.
DAVID GANNON/AFP/Getty Images

Why REI is embracing "re-commerce"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Aug 1, 2019
Consumers today are "less interested in buying stuff and accumulating more things," said REI CEO Eric Artz.
As part of environmental stewardship efforts and changing consumer preferences, outdoor gear retailer R.E.I is doubling down on rentals and used gear sales.
Courtesy of R.E.I. Co-op

Mississippi business owner celebrates rate cut

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Aug 1, 2019
Kai Ryssdal checked in with Austin Golding, a small business owner in Mississippi.
Floodwaters in Vicksburg, Mississippi back in 2011.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Getting cash out of your home is about to get harder if you have an FHA mortgage

by Erika Beras Aug 1, 2019
A growing number of homeowners have been refinancing and pocketing the increase in their homes' values.
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Does a dip in construction spending indicate an economic slowdown?

by Ben Bradford Aug 1, 2019
Construction spending fell more than a percentage point in June, the second drop in two months.
A worker builds a new home in Phoenix, Arizona in 2013.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why aren't businesses investing more in the future?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 1, 2019
Market turmoil trade tensions ... there’s a lot that’s been worrying businesses so far this year.
Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

Music from the episode

Colours Hot Chip
Juice Lizzo
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French Letter J-Walk

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Assistant Producer

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