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Vacant office buildings are making city budgets vulnerable
Feb 16, 2024

Vacant office buildings are making city budgets vulnerable

Also: another blow to ESG investing, the cost of big-name credit cards and our excess stuff is feeding the booming storage space industry.

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The Weekly Wrap

“Marketplace” Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Nela Richardson at ADP and Sudeep Reddy at Politico about the global economy, the latest CPI report and the dissonance in recent jobs data.

Vacant office buildings create a tax revenue problem for cities

Feb 16, 2024
Take Boston. Over the next five years, that city could face a tax revenue shortfall to the tune of $1.2 to $1.5 billion, according to a new study from the Boston Policy Institute.
Over the next five years, Boston could face a tax revenue shortfall of up to $1.5 billion.
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ESG takes a $14 trillion hit as financial firms pull back on commitments

Feb 16, 2024
Corporate ESG initiatives face legal and political challenges.
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Larger credit card issuers charge higher rates than smaller ones

Feb 16, 2024
Consumers often choose a familiar name, despite the costs. The CFPB's findings come as credit card debt in the U.S. is rising.
The median interest rate that larger issuers offered to customers with good credit is 28%, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

What's up with all the new storage space?

Feb 16, 2024
Investors chasing returns have fueled a self-storage boom.
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans rent storage space away from home, according to real estate data firm Yardi Matrix, many of them during a move or other life transition.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

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"Brea" Oddissee
"Still Think" Chrome Sparks
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" The Ting Tings

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
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer