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When a cryptocurrency crash drains your life savings
Jun 9, 2022

When a cryptocurrency crash drains your life savings

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A cryptocurrency lost billions in value last month. We'll hear from some who lost it all. Plus, a proposed rule for universal EV chargers.

Segments From this episode

To convince more drivers to go electric, the Biden administration wants chargers that work for all EVs

Jun 9, 2022
Currently, there is no standard charging infrastructure. Creating a universal charger could be key to getting more people to go electric.
The administration wants to see 500,000 new universal electric vehicle chargers built across the country.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

What's causing inflation?

"Marketplace" takes a quick road trip to Tampa and Detroit to answer some of your burning questions about inflation.

To convince more drivers to go electric, the Biden administration wants chargers that work for all EVs

Jun 9, 2022
Currently, there is no standard charging infrastructure. Creating a universal charger could be key to getting more people to go electric.
The administration wants to see 500,000 new universal electric vehicle chargers built across the country.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

What will happen to women of color in the COVID-19 workforce?

Jun 9, 2022
“In almost every single state, the first person to be vaccinated was a woman of color,” says the 19th’s economy reporter Chabeli Carrazana.
A registered nurse vaccinates an 83-year-old woman at her home in Manchester, Connecticut, in February 2021.
Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

How long will inflation last?

"Marketplace" takes a quick road trip to Tampa and Detroit to answer some of your burning questions about inflation.

Return fees are happening because retailers are hurting

Jun 9, 2022
Americans sent back $760 billion worth of stuff last year. Now higher shipping costs and rising returns are hurting companies' bottom lines.
Zara is now charging customers in the U.K. when they return online purchases via mail. With rising shipping costs, other retailers may follow suit.
Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Why are gas prices so high?

"Marketplace" takes a quick road trip to Tampa and Detroit to answer some of your burning questions about inflation.

When a cryptocurrency you never heard of drains your life savings

Jun 9, 2022
The terraUSD meltdown destroyed the nest eggs of people who had no idea what it was nor that they'd invested in it.
A cryptocurrency exchange office in Istanbul in October. Last month, the "stablecoin" terraUSD lost $60 billion in value in a matter of days.
Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Teenage Birdsong Four Tet
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos) Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
Lost Frank Ocean
Drive Incubus

The team

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