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Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

What the U.S. means when it says it wants more access to China's markets

by Jennifer Pak Jun 11, 2019
Since the Tiananmen protests in 1989, China has allowed citizens more economic freedoms, which have benefited a lot of American brands, but there are still sectors they are heavily restricted in.
A sign directing customers to queue at the entrance of a Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai in early 2018, a few months after it opened.
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U.S. household wealth hits record high

by Ben Bradford Jun 7, 2019
A new report from the Federal Reserve finds the net worth of American households and nonprofits reached almost $109 trillion.
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The Fed was unusually chatty Tuesday

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 4, 2019
Five public speeches? Even for increasingly communicative central bankers, that's a lot.
Fed chair Jerome Powell speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on June 4.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Tiananmen 30 years on: What are China's youth worried about?

by Jennifer Pak Jun 4, 2019
China's college students are not just concerned with job prospects but also how to have a more balanced life.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace
Trade showdown

VP Pence is off to Canada to push for "new NAFTA" deal

by Renata Sago May 29, 2019
The Trump administration hopes Ottawa lawmakers will approve the deal before their summer break — and an election that could unseat PM Justin Trudeau.
Steel coils lay in a yard at ArcelorMittal Dofasco steel plant on June 4, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada..
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My Economy

My Economy: Dealing with trade uncertainty

by Daniel Shin and Sean McHenry May 6, 2019
Todd Adams just wants to see an end to trade and tariff volatility between the U.S. and China.
"I can’t say that we’ve shifted any more manufacturing back to the U.S. based on the tariff," said Todd Adams, president of stainless steel manufacturing company Sanitube, about last year's steel tariff. Above, a steel market in China in 2018.
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Trade showdown

Will higher tariffs on Chinese goods lead to inflation?

by Justin Ho May 6, 2019
Inflation has been too quiet, according to some economists.
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Worker productivity is booming. Why is inflation so tame?

by Tracey Samuelson May 2, 2019
Additional production isn't translating to additional income.
Tech workers use laptops during an Amazon event in Seattle, Washington on September 20, 2018.
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Why it's the "nonfarm" payrolls report

by Mitchell Hartman May 1, 2019
The Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report doesn't count jobs down on the farm. We explain why.
Farmworkers pull weeds in a spinach field near El Centro, California, in January.
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High water on the Mississippi River means less barge cargo

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez Apr 29, 2019
Barge line president talks about dealing with flood conditions and his trip to Capitol Hill.
A barge moves along the flooded Mississippi River in 2011 in Natchez, Mississippi. 
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