Tag Archives: Inflation

Morning News: Flooding & Covid In Europe, Car Prices, Facial Recognition

The flood waters in Germany and Belgium have started receding with more than 180 people dead. It’s the worst flooding the region has seen in decades and comes on top of a worsening COVID outbreak throughout Europe.

  • Plus, why car prices are driving inflation.
  • And, retailers turn to facial recognition technology.

Guests: Axios’ Dave Lawler, Kim Hart and Felix Salmon.

Economics: Is Inflation Making A Comeback? (WSJ)

Recently, the U.S. inflation rate reached a 13-year high, triggering a debate about whether the country is entering an inflationary period similar to the 1970s. WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath looks at what consumers can expect next. Photo: Alexander Hotz

Morning News Podcast: Remote Worker Issues, Apple Trial, Inflation

A.M. Edition for May 24. WSJ’s Vanessa Fuhrmans on how some bosses still aren’t sure remote workers are as committed as employees at the office. 

The trial of Apple and ‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games nears an end. After paying off credit card debt, borrowers wonder what to pay off next. Peter Granitz hosts.

Morning News Podcast: Israeli-Palestinian Deaths Mount, Inflation Fears

Dozens are dead as violence between Israelis and Palestinians intensifies. Israel launched more devastating airstrikes in Gaza as Hamas continues to respond with rockets.

House Republicans will meet this morning to vote on whether to remove Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership role. And, price hikes for consumer goods are stoking fears of inflation.

Morning News Podcast: Russia’s Military Buildup, U.S. INflation & Flying Taxis

The troops and hardware piling up at the border are probably just posturing. But look closely: Russia’s military is swiftly getting better-equipped and better-trained

Outsized inflation numbers in America are partly a statistical quirk—but also a sign of the tricky balance pandemic-era policymakers must navigate. And why you may soon be getting a lift from a flying taxi

Analysis: Will U.S. Stimulus Checks Cause Inflation?

The IRS sent roughly 90 million stimulus checks to Americans in March. WSJ’s chief economics commentator Greg Ip explains why stimulus checks alone are unlikely to spur inflation. Photo Illustration: Carlos Waters

World News: Inflation Rebound, Religious Discrimination In New York & Transgender Teens

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: after the pandemic, will inflation return? Religious discrimination in a New York village (09:35). And, the global repercussions of an English ruling on transgender teens (13:45)