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What Manchin’s derailing of Build Back Better could mean for the economy

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is followed by reporters as he leaves a caucus meeting with Senate Democrats at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Democrats continue to work on a path forward in regards to the Build Back Better and election reform legislation ahead of the Holiday recess. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is followed by reporters as he leaves a caucus meeting with Senate Democrats at the U.S. Capitol Building on December 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Democrats continue to work on a path forward in regards to the Build Back Better and election reform legislation ahead of the Holiday recess. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

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How government spending can affect inflation

by Amanda Peacher Dec 20, 2021
What's the link between government funding for aid and new programs and that 6.8% inflation rate?

Apparent death of Build Back Better has climate scientists searching for a solution

by Andy Uhler Dec 20, 2021
"We don't really have a plan without the Build Back Better Act to stop the warming," a UC Santa Barbara professor says.

The pandemic is still in charge of the economy — and economic forecasts

While economists at Goldman Sachs likely won't be the last to drop their growth forecasts for next year, the forecasting business itself is still full of unknowns. "Marketplace" host Amy Scott spoke with Wendy Edelberg, director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, about the atmosphere for economic forecasts.

New lender aims to boost access to credit for Native farmers, ranchers

by Savannah Maher Dec 20, 2021
Indigenous agricultural producers say they've had it with the federal government's loan programs.

Payments and interest on federal student loans set to resume after nearly 2 years

by Samantha Fields Dec 20, 2021
More than 40 million borrowers with federal student loans have had a respite through the pandemic. That ends Jan. 31.
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