Why are credits cards taking so long to modernize?
Aug 18, 2021

Why are credits cards taking so long to modernize?

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Also: Economic recovery slows, one family's struggle to afford increasing rent, and can the American economy detangle from China's?

Segments From this episode

3 real-time indicators that show the economic recovery's tapped the brakes

Aug 18, 2021
So-called high frequency data also paints a picture of how the delta coronavirus variant is affecting the economy.
UKG, which tracks work shifts, reports that hours worked fell 2.4% from mid-July to mid-August.
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Are the U.S. and China on the path to economic decoupling?

Aug 18, 2021
U.S. investors are racing for the exits when it comes to investing in Chinese companies following a crackdown by Chinese regulators.
The regulatory crackdown in China has widened the gulf between the U.S. and Chinese economic systems. Some see a "bipolar" world taking shape.
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“I just don’t know where we’re gonna end up”

Aug 18, 2021
A Springdale, Arkansas, family's search for an affordable home spotlights an increasingly expensive rental and housing market.
Amid a boom in residential real estate, Sandy Lewis and her family have struggled to find an affordable rental.
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Music from the episode

Sun Caribou
Notion Tash Sultana
This Is Not The Time Booka Shade
Pineapple Blue Lab Beats, Moses Boyd, Nérija
Dreams - 2004 Remaster Fleetwood Mac

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer