Inflation May Be Getting Worse. Is A Recession Coming? : Consider This from NPR Prices rose more than expected in May. Gas is averaging $5 a gallon. Food, rent, and housing all cost more, too. NPR's Scott Horsley spoke to consumers trying to cope.

Some CEOs are predicting a recession — but not all. NPR's David Gura reports.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Chris Arnold on the growing cost of housing. Transportation company owner Dennis Briggs spoke to NPR's Ayesha Rascoe on Weekend Edition Sunday.

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Inflation Is Not Getting Better. Why Some CEOs Are Predicting Recession

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Guy Benhamou sends a picture of gas prices to friends while pumping gas at an Exxon Mobil gas station on June 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Guy Benhamou sends a picture of gas prices to friends while pumping gas at an Exxon Mobil gas station on June 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

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Prices rose more than expected in May. Gas is averaging $5 a gallon. Food, rent, and housing all cost more, too. NPR's Scott Horsley spoke to consumers trying to cope.

Some CEOs are predicting a recession — but not all. NPR's David Gura reports.

Additional reporting in this episode from NPR's Chris Arnold on the growing cost of housing. Transportation company owner Dennis Briggs spoke to NPR's Ayesha Rascoe on Weekend Edition Sunday.

Help NPR improve podcasts by completing a short, anonymous survey at npr.org/podcastsurvey.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Rafael Nam and Bridget Kelley. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.