Why long-term unemployment starts at 27 weeks
May 20, 2021

Why long-term unemployment starts at 27 weeks

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Also on the show: Businesses are now the most trusted institution in the world, expanding Medicaid could produce more than 1 million new jobs in 2022, and the U.S. and China clash over international tech standards.

Segments From this episode

As home prices rise, so does mortgage debt

May 20, 2021
Are borrowers and lenders taking on too much risk?
Most analysts don't expect home prices to reverse in the near term, but if mortgage rates were to substantially increase, the pace of appreciation could slow.
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Believe it or not, businesses are society's most trusted institutions

May 20, 2021
A new survey finds four in five people trust their employers to tackle social issues more than they do government or nonprofits.
More and more, people recognize everything as political, including our businesses.
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Why long-term unemployment starts at 27 weeks

May 20, 2021
More than 4 million Americans have been unemployed for more than six months. Previous recessions have redefined long-term unemployment.
Kentucky residents wait in long lines for help with their unemployment claims last year.
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Between pipeline shutdown and bridge closure, it's "one thing after another" in the barge business

May 20, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal checks in with Austin Golding, president of Golding Barge Line.
An empty gas station in Arlington, Virginia last week.
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The latest arena of US-China confrontation: international tech standards

May 20, 2021
China has increased its participation in setting global technological standards. Some in the U.S. are concerned. Should they be?
There are rules that companies around the world follow so their devices can work together and compete together. The U.S. and China have both become increasingly aggressive in trying to influence these rules.
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Music from the episode

Glimmer Tame Impala
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd, Daft Punk
Chords Kleerup
Origins Tennis

The team

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