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Who’s hurt the most by a cooling job market?
Jun 23, 2022

Who’s hurt the most by a cooling job market?

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Low-paid workers saw some of the biggest wage gains during the pandemic. That may change. Plus, who has a say over gas prices?

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Lowest-paid workers will likely feel the pinch of cooling economy first

Jun 23, 2022
Those same workers have seen their wages grow faster than the overall average in the last year thanks to the labor shortage.
Workers in low-paid environments, like restaurants and bars, saw some of the biggest wage gains during the pandemic.
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New York state awaits governor's decision on partial crypto mining moratorium

Jun 23, 2022
The 2-year moratorium prevents the repurposing of fossil-fuel burning power plants into crypto mining operations.
A large metal tube juts into Seneca Lake. The Greenidge Generation crypto mining facility uses the tube to take in water to cool its equipment. The warmer water is then discharged back into the lake.
Lily Jamali/Marketplace

Here's why the CFPB is concerned about credit card late fees

Jun 23, 2022
Credit card companies can change their fees based on inflation.
The limit on credit card late fees changes to allow for inflation.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)
Historic drought has brought water levels down to record lows on the Colorado River, seen here on March 28.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Biden asks companies "setting those gas prices" to lower them. Can they?

Jun 23, 2022
Gas stations are usually separate from the big oil conglomerates whose names they carry. Owners are often individuals with some control over what you pay at their pumps — but not much.
Most gas stations are owned by individuals who pay to use the oil company's name.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Soaring UK inflation tops 9%, fuels labor unrest

Jun 23, 2022
The Ukraine war and the impacts of the pandemic sparked a global spike in prices. Britain is grappling with the domestic consequences.
Workers marched through London last weekend, demanding pay raises to match inflation.
Stephen Beard/Marketplace

Music from the episode

Dive Out Mono/Poly
Tarova Snarky Puppy
Poison Beyoncé
Lemon Lime Emancipator, Cloudchord
All Of Your Love Germany Germany Feat. Kotomi
Recycled Air The Postal Service

The team

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