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You take the good, you take the bad …
Apr 12, 2023

You take the good, you take the bad …

You take them both and you get the current state of inflation. We'll dig into what's up and what's down today.

Segments From this episode

Grocery inflation cools while restaurant prices continue to rise

Apr 12, 2023
Because a restaurant tab pays for more than just the food on the table.
Rising wages are the main reason restaurants are increasing prices. Many eateries have boosted pay, hoping to attract and retain staff.
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Career prospects suffer after bouts of mental illness, research shows

Apr 12, 2023
For younger workers, an episode of depression is linked to 24% lower earnings more than a decade later.
More companies are taking mental health seriously, and not just because it's the right thing to do. "There is always a business part of it, for attraction, retention, absenteeism, presenteeism," said Tina Thornton of Nationwide Insurance.
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Water ruined his vinyl, but store owner gets by with a little help from his friends

Apr 12, 2023
Phillip Rollins, owner of OffBeat, says people saw him on the news and supported his shop by helping to clean up and dry things off.
"We had a fire next door and then we had a lot of flood damage due to that fire," said Phillip Rollins. "So we lost a lot of our used records."
Courtesy Phillip Rollins

U.S. Army brings back "Be All You Can Be" amid lagging recruitment

Apr 12, 2023
Maj. Gen. Alex Fink says the Army is dealing with a tight civilian labor market as well as a problem of "knowledge and relatability."
Army trainees at a South Carolina base. The service is dealing with a "knowledge and relatability" challenge, Maj. Gen. Alex Fink says. The relatively small veteran population is part of that.
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Eggs are cheaper, but not housing? Inside the latest consumer price index

The March report shows inflation slowing overall and prices easing in some key areas (food) and not in others (services and shelter.)
Egg prices dropped 10% and fruits and vegetables fell 1.3% from February, according to the CPI. But overall food and beverage prices were up more than 8% from last year.
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Music from the episode

Magnetism Vacationer
Conduction Mocky
Coco Mango MF Doom, FloFilz
Told You So Paramore

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer