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Could the 4-day work week…work?

US stocks fell after new data showed the US services sector grew last month, PwC plans to take advantage of uncertainty at EY by poaching some of its rival’s most senior executives, and China is catching up to Europe in EV battery production. Plus, the FT’s Working It podcast host, Isabel Berwick, talks about a multi-part series on the four-day work week. 


Mentioned in this podcast:

US stocks stumble after hotter than expected services data

PwC targets rival EY in bid to expand partnership

Working It podcast series: Four days work for five days pay 

Read: The 4-day week: does it actually work?


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


Note: This episode incorrectly identifies Bank Benitez as the current chief executive of the company of Uncharted. He is the former chief executive. 


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com 

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