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The Beigie Awards: From Coasting To Ghosting

The Beigie Awards: From Coasting To Ghosting

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A gleaming beige trophy rests on a faintly red pedestal against a backdrop of black and rainbow glitter.
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The Federal Reserve just dropped the September Beige Book, a report from across the U.S. written by the twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks. This issue shows an economy that's still growing quickly while grappling with the pervasive impact of the Delta variant. The Cleveland Fed shared an incredible story about inflation playing out in real time... but we've been forced to relegate that anecdote to second place.

No, instead we had to hand our prestigious Beigie to the Atlanta Fed... again! Still glowing from their Beigie success earlier this summer, Atlanta caught our attention with an intriguing phrase. On today's show, "ghosting coasting" what it is, and how employers are trying to overcome the newest employee fad.

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