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Why China’s economic rebound has fallen short of expectations
Aug 7, 2023

Why China’s economic rebound has fallen short of expectations

What's restrained the full might of the world's second-largest economy? Then, lessons to be learned from the bustling environment of downtown Salt Lake City.

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Why China's economic rebound has fallen short of expectations

Aug 7, 2023
After China lifted its zero-COVID policy, economists expected the economy to come roaring back. That hasn't quite happened.
Consumers saddled with debt after China's housing bubble burst are less inclined to go on spending sprees.
Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

What's behind the UAW's demand for a 40% worker raise?

Aug 7, 2023
The union is making its case for the increase citing the higher cost of living and strong auto industry profits.
United Auto Workers rally at a Ford plant in July. The UAW is pushing for a 40% pay increase in its next contract with GM, Ford and Stellantis.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Why have car repairs gotten so expensive?

Aug 7, 2023
The cost of car maintenance and repair is rising much faster than inflation.
Aside from the rising price of spare parts, repair costs have gotten more expensive because newer cars are more complicated to fix. 
Jon Cherry/Getty Images

Regaining Black farmers’ trust is “challenging," says advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture

After the loan repayment assistance program was scrapped, the USDA is having trouble regaining the trust of Black farmers.
"I've heard it said that when other farmers get a cold, Black farmers get pneumonia," said Dewayne Goldmon, senior advisor for racial equity to the Secretary of Agriculture.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Why are some downtowns booming again?

Aug 7, 2023
Foot traffic in downtown Salt Lake City reached 139% of pre-pandemic levels in spring. And other cities can learn from its example.
A cheaper cost of living, beautiful scenery and a booming economy helped the Greater Salt Lake area grow by 51,000 people last year.
Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

A fraction of oil and gas profits would fund methane emissions cuts, global energy agency says

Aug 7, 2023
IEA advises investing in facilities to reduce the potent greenhouse gas. The U.S. government is already funding such programs.
Methane, a greenhouse gas invisible to the naked eye, is one of the biggest contributors to global warming.
David McNew/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Opendoors Jitwam
Feather Little Dragon
Wu Punk Georgia Anne Muldrow
Go To Town Doja Cat
Light Cycle Yppah
Origins Tennis

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