Where is “broad-based” inflation headed?
Jul 13, 2022

Where is “broad-based” inflation headed?

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Which price surges will last? Plus, how public transit systems are staying afloat, and why the U.S. doesn't have the best sunscreens.

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What does "broad-based" inflation look like down the road?

Jul 13, 2022
Energy, food and rent were big drivers of the 9.1% inflation reading. Where are those numbers headed?
Food prices were up 10% year over year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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The U.S. tries to build support for a price cap on Russian oil

Jul 13, 2022
Experts say buy-in from China and India would be key to making the policy work.
The U.S. and its allies hope to create a "buyers cartel" aimed at reducing Russia's oil revenue in response to its attack on Ukraine.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

For this Maine chocolatier, labor is the "No. 1 cost to stay competitive"

Jul 13, 2022
"To keep our great team, we have raised our wages significantly," said Kristin Thalheimer Bingham, co-owner of Dean's Sweets in Portland, Maine.
Chocolate "bombs" being prepared at Dean's Sweets in Portland, Maine.
Kaitlin Toto Photography

What role should college rankings play in choosing a school?

Jul 13, 2022
The rankings created by U.S. News have become very influential, but critics say prospective students should do more research.
The Columbia University campus in New York City. Last week, U.S. News & World Report said it was removing the school from its influential college rankings because of questions about the data Columbia submitted.
Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

Public transit ridership is slow to return, despite high gas prices

Jul 13, 2022
Ridership took a nosedive in the pandemic, and remote work may be helping to keep it low. Federal aid has kept buses and trains moving.
Remote work may be helping to keep ridership sparse on buses and trains, including on the San Francisco Bay Area's BART system.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why the U.S. doesn't have the best sunscreens in the world

Jul 13, 2022
The FDA hasn't approved ingredients that could make products more pleasing to use — and used more often, says Amanda Mull of The Atlantic.
People may be less likely to use sunscreen when it feels sticky, goopy or greasy, or leaves a white cast.
Mykola Sosiukin/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Black Sands Bonobo
Magnetism Vacationer
Orchids Monster Rall
Ooh Wee Mark Ronson, Ghostface killah

The team

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