When will the Federal Reserve start cutting interest rates?
Aug 15, 2023

When will the Federal Reserve start cutting interest rates?

The Fed has been raising rates for well over a year. Today, a look at what would make it reverse course. Plus, mmm, a cold beer ... made from recycled wastewater?

Segments From this episode

Americans continue to spend — even as credit card and student loan payments loom

Aug 15, 2023
The July retail sales report found that Americans are spending more than last year in most categories. Will that be a problem?
Retail sales climbed for the fourth straight month in July.
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Cars: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em

Aug 15, 2023
Affordability has broken down, but the costs of not having your own vehicle are even higher for many. Marin Cogan of Vox explains.
The average new car costs a record $48,000 — up 25% between May 2020 and May 2023. During the same time, used car prices soared 50%.
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Some restaurateurs are struggling despite food service sales growth

Aug 15, 2023
While takeout, delivery and drive-thru sales are above pre-pandemic levels, on-site dining remains down.
The pandemic has shifted where people eat as many moved away from urban areas and stopped going into the office, says Hudson Riehle of the National Restaurant Association.
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Music from the episode

Murder to the Mind Tash Sultana
Esperar Pra Ver Poolside, Fatnotronic
Adult Acid Thee oh Sees

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