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Fishkind Conversations: Rollercoaster of latest economic news and how it affects Central Florida, explained

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Economic news has been on a rollercoaster ride recently.

Inflation, interest rates, unemployment, and President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill all saw major changes this week, and they’ll all affect Central Florida’s finances.

Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind updates WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston, starting with Sunday’s surprise announcement that Build Back Better has been derailed by a single vote.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.