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Why the wealth gap between Black and white Americans persists

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Segments From this episode

Are rising mortgage rates already cooling the hot real estate market?

by Lily Jamali Jun 20, 2022
The number of pending sales is down from last year, but homes are still selling quickly.

Slavery ended in the 1860s. Why hasn't the wealth gap closed for Black Americans?

by Kimberly Adams and Sean McHenry Jun 20, 2022
Juneteenth commemorates Black Americans' emancipation from slavery, yet their economic emancipation continues.

Summer school is increasingly important for students, but where are the teachers?

by Stephanie Hughes Jun 20, 2022
With many teachers exhausted by the demands of the pandemic, it's harder for school districts to recruit them for summer work.

How FTC Chair Lina Khan wants to modernize the watchdog agency

"Marketplace" host Kimberly Adams speaks with Federal Trade Commissioner Lina Khan about taking on Big Tech in the courts.

Japanese shocked by rising prices after decades of economic stagnation

by Mariko Oi Jun 20, 2022
Japan had struggled to even reach the central bank inflation target of 2%.

Music from the episode

Green Eyes Arlo Parks
Luvaroq Elujay, serpentwithfeet
Goat Head Brittany Howard
2 the Music KAYTRANADA, Iman Omri
Lift Honey Dijon
Lost Frank Ocean

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