Recession or soft landing?

Susan Wachter and William Glasgall of the Penn Institute for Urban Research discuss key takeaways from their webinar on interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve.

Nathi Magubane

Meta’s Threads takes on Twitter

Meta’s new social platform, Threads, is off to an impressive start, but can it continue its initial success against Twitter? Wharton’s Pinar Yildirim weighs in.

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Government shutdown halts economic data for Wall Street

At the 1-hour-12-minute mark of “Bloomberg Markets: The Close,” Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School discusses the potential economic ramifications of a government shutdown.


The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street is hoping $100 oil ain’t what it used to be

Nikolai Roussanov of the Wharton School comments that the fact that the shale revolution was so successful will keep a lid on real prices.


The Hill

Biden makes case that climate, labor interests can go hand in hand as auto strike fuels attacks

Sanya Carley of the Weitzman School of Design and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy says that, in the case of the auto industry, many workers will have similar skills, but she also noted that some plants are being moved into southern states that have lower labor costs, cheaper electricity, and less union activity.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘Why is there no air?’: An inside look at Philly’s early school dismissals amid extreme heat

R. Jisung Park of the School of Social Policy & Practice says that heat before or during exams is detrimental to student performance.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The White House proposed staffing requirements for nursing home. What would that mean for Pennsylvania?

Rachel Werner of the Leonard Davis Institute, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton School explains why an increase in nursing home staffing levels is sorely needed.


The Wall Street Journal

Do higher deficits cause inflation? Not this year

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School says that rising deficits can pose economic problems but that the connection between inflation and fiscal factors has often been overstated or misunderstood.