What’s up with the Texas power grid?
Jul 11, 2022

What’s up with the Texas power grid?

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Also: Chaos accompanies a rebound in demand for a family barge business, and a baklava baker's kind words lead to sweet serendipity.

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What this week's corporate earnings could tell us about the economy

Some big companies are reporting their latest quarterly earnings this week, including PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, and several big banks. The earnings should give us a sense of how companies are dealing with higher prices and a potential economic slowdown.

Texas power grid operator asks customers to limit afternoon AC use

Jul 11, 2022
With temperatures in triple digits in much of the state, air conditioning is creating heavy demand on a system that has had problems in the past.
With temperatures in the triple digits across the state, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas is urging customers to conserve energy when possible.
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CEO of barge shipper says recouping rising costs "has been a real struggle"

Jul 11, 2022
Last year, Austin Golding was dealing with a hurricane and COVID. Now, his biggest challenge is keeping up with inflation and staffing.
Austin Golding of Golding Barge Line is trying to manage the impact of high energy costs and find the right people to join his transport company.
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As baby formula plant reopens, can the U.S. diversify the marketplace?

Jul 11, 2022
Almost all the formula bought in the U.S. is made domestically, and imports face multiple barriers.
The U.S. imposes tariffs on formula imports. Instead of lifting them, the Biden administration is trying to simplify the FDA approval process for certain foreign producers.
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Sweet serendipity leads bakery owner to business school and a full scholarship

Jul 12, 2022
In August, Rita Magalde of Utah is starting a nine-month master's program to help grow her baklava business.
"While working at a Greek-owned restaurant in high school and college, my love for baking baklava blossomed," Rita Magalde says on the Sweet Ambrosia website. Above, baklava arranged on trays at a bakery.
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Music from the episode

Chicago Falcon The Budos Band
Flip Flop Vibe The BREED
Wind Travel Richard Houghten
Lau's Lament Eric Lau
Red Bull & Hennessy Jenny Lewis

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer