When group chats help fuel bank runs
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Back in the '30s, news of bank runs traveled slowly. Nowadays, messaging chains and apps contribute to rapid bank collapses. Plus, the Federal Reserve finds itself between a rock and a hard place.
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Kai Ryssdal speaks with Jordyn Holman at The New York Times and Heather Long at The Washington Post about the complexity of the Federal Reserve's next steps and whether the current economic tumult is a crisis, or just a situation.
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