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Why 2008 financial crisis rules didn’t stop recent bank failures
May 3, 2023

Why 2008 financial crisis rules didn’t stop recent bank failures

Can rapid bank growth and consolidation be successfully regulated? Plus, pay gains are slowing, and inside a California recycling operation.

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Why 2008 financial crisis regulations didn't prevent the recent bank failures

May 3, 2023
Three major bank failures in two months. What happened to all those regulations?
"SVB was among the large regional banks that really should have been engaging in stress testing and wasn’t," said Columbia Law professor Kathryn Judge.
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What do bank branches offer in an online-banking world?

May 3, 2023
JPMorgan Chase's purchase of First Republic includes its brick-and-mortar locations. In-person interaction is still a key part of the business.
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Wage gains after changing jobs were lower in April

May 3, 2023
The moderation in pay growth is part of more balanced and stable economic conditions, some economists say.
"The fact that pay gains are decelerating means that demand and supply are coming into better balance," said ADP's Nela Richardson.
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How companies commodify your recycled waste

May 3, 2023
We tour a materials recovery facility in California, where the stuff consumers toss into recycling bins is sorted.
Athens Services, a Southern California waste collection an recycling company, is just one part of a global system that recycles waste into new packaging and products.
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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