What inflation, retail sales and relief payments are telling us about the economic recovery
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Also on the show: How retail workers are navigating new mask guidance from the CDC, and why a northern Michigan retailer is banking on a summer with lots of foot traffic.
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"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks to Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Linette Lopez of Business Insider about a recent consumer sentiment slump, inflation and the state of the economic recovery.
But considering what we're comparing them to — the stimulus-fueled month of March — that's not so bad.
Individual businesses and local governments can still set their own rules for whether masks are required.
People with the lowest incomes spent theirs on necessities. The better-off spent on home improvements and vacations.
President Biden's proposal for a minimum global corporate tax rate is causing consternation in his ancestral home.
Annie Lang Hartman, owner of Compass Paper Co., is preparing for a busy post-pandemic season.