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Who says we need to have a recession?
Aug 22, 2019

Who says we need to have a recession?

Plus: What one city stands to lose when a GM plant shuts down, how negative interest rates work and President Trump's relationship with new U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Segments From this episode

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump: World leaders "cut from the same cloth?"

Aug 22, 2019
The president has warmly endorsed Britain’s new prime minister. But is this a match made in heaven, or a marriage of convenience?
Then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump greet each other before a United Nations meeting in New York in 2017.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Are recessions inevitable?

Aug 22, 2019
Basically, yes. But they're a roll of the dice.
Pedestrians walk down Wall St. across from the New York Stock Exchange in 2008 at the height of the Great Recession in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What are negative interest rates?

Aug 22, 2019
While the U.S. waits on word of rate cuts, the global economy is seeing negative interest rates.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Automatic Reply: "Vacation Is Coming"

Aug 22, 2019
This is far from your average out-of-office message.
"Vacation is Coming" is a twenty-seven minute film created by Andy Freed, the CEO of a consulting company as an out-of-office message.
Courtesy of Virtual Inc.

Automakers follow California's emissions rules to help reach Obama-era reduction targets

Aug 22, 2019
Automakers are deciding whether to choose stricter emissions standards set by California, or a regulatory "freeze" proposed by the Trump administration.
Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east near Pasadena, California.
David McNew/Getty Images

Job creation revised down by 500,000

Aug 23, 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics annual benchmark revisions find job creation was weaker than originally reported last year.
A "now hiring" sign is posted on a table during a career fair for veterans in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Grand Poobah Monster Rally
Brukstep Mark de Clive-Lowe
Cómo Me Quieres Khruangbin
Doo Wop (That Thing) Ms. Lauryn Hill
The World Ender Lord Huron
Superposition Young the Giant

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II

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