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  • A group of bearded men gather around a banner proclaiming "New Guinness World Record! Longest Beard Chain Casper, WY - Nov. 11, 2022"
    Cory Stovall
    Open Spaces show rundown for November 18, 2022
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    Ryan Rayburn
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    International Monetary Fund
    Inflation has hit paychecks pretty hard this year as it is at a 40-year high . Decision makers in Washington, D.C. are hoping to see inflation go down. In fact, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by another three-quarters of a percentage point in October, putting the rate at 3.75 percentage points, up from zero in March. And while fuel prices have slowly decreased from record levels nationally and statewide, the average price of gas in Wyoming is $3.62 per gallon, up from $3.49 a year ago. Jared Bernstein is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers for the White House, and tackling inflation is part of his job. Wyoming Public Radio's Caitlin Tan asked him how the White House is thinking about tackling inflation and increased fuel prices in rural areas.