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When a 10-day strike could cost $5 billion
Sep 11, 2023

When a 10-day strike could cost $5 billion

If the United Auto Workers go on strike this week, the impact could be massive. Today, we'll examine the potential toll on the economy.

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Consumers expect inflation to tick down in the next 3 years

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But they expect other key measures to be less positive. Here's what that means for the Fed.
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United Auto Workers strike would hit the Upper Midwest hard

Sep 11, 2023
Contracts with Ford, GM and Stellantis all end at the end of Thursday, and the president of the United Auto Workers union has made clear that members are prepared to strike.
Some United Auto Workers members in Detroit gathered after the city's Labor Day parade in early September.
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Is retail theft really rising?

Sep 11, 2023
Retailers want stiffer sentences for what they say is rising theft. But the data isn't clear, says Nicole Lewis of The Marshall Project.
Retailers are locking up some items on shelves to prevent theft.
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Thanks to AI, more U.S. workers worry that technology threatens their jobs

Sep 11, 2023
In the past, technology has displaced jobs but the economy has continually created new ones. Some experts see greater losses this time.
Many college-educated workers are anxious about the potential for their jobs to be automated, a new Gallup poll finds.
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Filipino nurses fill critical jobs as workforce shortage intensifies

Sep 11, 2023
Foreign nurses are in high demand to support patients in U.S. nursing homes and hospitals, but visa barriers remain in place.
Houston-area Filipino nurses Cristina Dimafiles and JohnRich Levine are veterans of the field.
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Arena tours leave little to trickle down to this indie Iowa venue

Sep 11, 2023
Smaller stages want a slice of your entertainment budget, but blowout events like the Beyoncé and Taylor Swift tours are eating them up.
Tobi Parks, owner of xBk, above, says the joy in operating an independent venue is helping her community discover new artists.
Courtesy Lucius Pham

Music from the episode

High and Dry Radiohead
All The Stars (with SZA) Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Creep TLC
Tidal Wave Butcher Brown
Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest

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
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer