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Less is not always more in economic data

Less is not always more in economic data

Update: 2024-06-08
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It’s Friday, folks! Today we’re talking about some news coming from former President Donald Trump, who has vowed to take away key spending powers from Congress if reelected. We’ll get into what that would mean in practice. Plus, we’ll talk through the latest from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which just announced it’ll be decreasing the number of households surveyed for important reports like the monthly jobs report. It’s a move that will make decoding what’s going on in our economy more a little more challenging. Plus, we’ll get into Bazooka gum, the rise of Uncrustables and Forever Stamps getting more expensive during a round of Half Full/Half Empty.


Here’s everything we talked about today:



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Less is not always more in economic data

Less is not always more in economic data

Marketplace / Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams