What happens if we blow past the debt limit?
Sep 27, 2021

What happens if we blow past the debt limit?

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Also on on the program: Perks make it a good time to be a new hire, Facebook pauses work on an Instagram for kids and why the transition to renewables might mean mining the ocean floor.

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What will happen if the U.S. blows through the debt limit?

Sep 27, 2021
The economy would be in uncharted — and dangerous — territory.
Clouds hang over the U.S. Capitol as senators complete the last votes of the week on Sept. 23.
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Home prices have been rising all year. Will mortgage rates catch up?

Sep 27, 2021
Rates could soon start ticking up, but homebuyers are mostly focused on the size of that monthly mortgage payment.
Higher mortgage rates could benefit homebuyers by cooling down the hot housing market.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook suspends efforts on an Instagram for kids

Sep 27, 2021
Experts say any plan for "Instagram Kids" will be really, really hard to get right.
Facebook halted the development of a version of the Instagram app aimed at children 13 and under — but only temporarily.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

Higher salaries and signing bonuses make it a good time to be a new employee

Sep 27, 2021
From first-year investment bankers at Goldman Sachs to cashiers, fresh recruits are enjoying new incentives due to the U.S. labor shortage.
McDonald's is among the companies attempting to lure new hires. At some locations, starting cashiers can get a $500 signing bonus.
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

This video game company wants to make the industry safer for marginalized people

Sep 27, 2021
Kim Belair co-founded Sweet Baby Inc. to create a safe place in the game industry. Can the values behind the company scale up?
An image from Sable, a recently released game developed by Shedworks and written by Sweet Baby Inc. co-founders David Bedard and Kim Belair.
Courtesy Shedworks

The renewable energy transition has companies looking out to sea

Sep 27, 2021
Nodules on the ocean floor are rich in cobalt, nickel, manganese and copper. But deep-sea mining has raised environmental concerns.
Patania II is GSR’s seabed mining robot with hoses that suck up polymetallic nodules. Here, it’s being lowered into the Pacific earlier this year so that it can roam the seabed.
Courtesy of GSR

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