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Oct 18, 2019

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Here's what a "good economy" means to these shoppers

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Consumers appear confident and willing to spend now, but they're worried about the future and haunted by memories of the Great Recession.
Consumers shopping in May in New York City.
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What if instead of a recession, we're just stuck with slow growth?

by Kimberly Adams Oct 2, 2019
Uncertainty over which is coming is bothering some small business owners.
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 12, when stocks finished a bruising session sharply lower as worries about slowing growth and the protracted U.S.-China trade war hit banking shares and the broader market.
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Chicago PMI shows signs of slowing economy

by Erika Beras Oct 1, 2019
One of the economy's warning lights just switched on.
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My Economy

Taking on this economy as a newly single parent

by Andie Corban Sep 17, 2019
Hillary Barbour recently ended a nine-year marriage. "My radar is a lot more sensitive now to things that are happening in the market."
Hillary Barbour working at a Portland food festival.
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U.S. manufacturing is slipping into a recession

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 11, 2019
How Trump's "America First" agenda may have backfired for U.S. factories.
A worker handles a car door at a Chrysler plant in Warren, Michigan, in 2016.
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Recession talk begins to wear on small businesses

by Erika Beras Sep 10, 2019
Owners were slightly less optimistic in August than the previous month.
The graph representing the Stock is seen on a TV screen at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 14, 2019 in New York City.
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Which industries are recession-proof?

by Janet Nguyen and Bennett Purser Sep 6, 2019
Marketplace listeners share their thoughts on how a recession would affect them.
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Talk of recession has people putting off certain life milestones

by Katherine Wiles and Bennett Purser Sep 4, 2019
The fear of an impending recession has people making different financial decisions.
A possible recession is causing people to put off certain milestones, including having a baby.
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Is recession talk a self-fulfilling prophecy?

by Katherine Wiles and Marielle Segarra Aug 22, 2019
Listeners share their thoughts on hearing the word “recession” lately.
Would this be your face if another recession hit? It was for a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on October 7, 2008 when the Dow continued to fall, closing more than 500 points down.
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Treasury yields invert, warning of possible recession

by Associated Press Aug 14, 2019
It's a market phenomenon that shows investors want more for short-term government bonds than they do for long-term bonds.
Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell on August 13, 2019 in New York City.
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