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An economist responds to Greta Thunberg

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 24, 2019
"I think she is cutting out a political path on which economists must now travel," said economist Ashoka Mody.
Youth Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
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Sustainable growth and whether it's realistic or a "fairy tale"

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Sep 24, 2019
Bill McKibben, environmental activist and founder of 350.org, says emphasis on continuous economic growth in the 20th century has backfired on us in the 21st century.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders for prioritizing economic growth over climate change at the United Nations Climate Action Summit Sept. 23 in New York City. Above, the UN General Assembly Hall.
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Wage growth stalls in July

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 2, 2019
Annual growth in average hourly earnings has fallen back after hitting 3.4% in Feburary, a post-recession peak.
Job seekers look over job opening fliers at a job fair in Pasadena, California in 2009.
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U.N. forecasts slower global growth this year. Thanks, trade war.

by Kimberly Adams May 23, 2019
Analysts see the largest geopolitical risk coming from U.S.-China trade tensions.
Workers stand in line next to a container ship at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province earlier this month.
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The IMF cuts global growth outlook to 3.3 percent

by Kai Ryssdal, Daniel Shin, and Liz Sanchez Apr 9, 2019
A conversation with the IMF's chief economist about the lowest global growth rate since the financial crisis.
IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC on April 9, 2019.
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OECD: Global economy is slowing

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 6, 2019
The OECD predicts lower growth than last year, from China to North America.
The OECD predicts lower growth than last year, from China to North America.
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IMF lowers global outlook again

by Andy Uhler Jan 21, 2019
Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund, cautions that global growth is slowing down more than expected earlier. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Plenary session during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings Oct.13, 2017. 
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Government shutdown 2019

Shutdown isn't just hurting workers. It's hurting GDP.

by , and Jan 9, 2019
Around 400,000 furloughed federal workers and contractors aren’t being paid as a result of the government shutdown. And that’s hurting not just their households, but also the economy at large.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Apple to spend $1 billion on Austin campus

by Andy Uhler Dec 13, 2018
The new campus will be on a 133-acre plot located within 1 mile of the current facility.
A sign for an Apple Inc. campus on Riata Vista Circle is seen on Dec. 13, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Apple announced it will be spending $1 billion on a new campus in North Austin that will initially employ 5,000 and potentially increase to 15,000 workers.
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Rhetoric aside, a global downturn would hit the U.S., too.

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 10, 2018
Economic growth in the rest of the world will slow next year. And that slowing growth will take a bit of wind out the U.S. economy’s sails. So said Maurice Obstfeld, the outgoing chief economist of the IMF, this past weekend.…

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