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US inflation finally takes a breather

US stocks rebounded after the latest US inflation report showed price increases slowed in July, Disney surpassed analyst expectations to add 15 million subscribers to its Disney+ streaming service, and social media companies want live streams to be the future of shopping.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Disney’s streaming business is braving the gloom in the industry

US inflation fell slightly in July due to lower gasoline prices

US stocks and bonds rise after lower-than-projected inflation data

Social media’s big gamble: The retail revolution is being streamed live

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The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The editor of the show is Jess Smith. Additional help from Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the executive producer of the FT. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The theme song of the show is from Metaphor Music.

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