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Despite everything this year, U.S. stocks are overall doing well. We take a look at why. Plus, unemployment claims remain stubbornly high, as consumer spending slows. And, Disney+ rolls out GroupWatch for people who want to stream movies and shows together.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are set to talk today on a new coronavirus relief package. There are hints of forward movement. Plus, an outage for the Tokyo Stock Exchange. And, amid the legal battle over TikTok and WeChat, a look at the hurdles U.S. tech firms face in China.
From the BBC World Service: A technical glitch stops trading for a full day on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Will Golden Week in China give domestic tourism a boost? A new book called “Bear Markets and Beyond” explores the wild world of financial jargon.
The Trump campaign sent targeted ads to Black people in 2016 to deter them from voting, according to an investigation published this week by Channel 4 in the U.K. The campaign denies this, but targeted digital advertising is a big part of political campaigns. So big that Google banned microtargeting in political ads; Twitter banned political ads completely. Facebook has not. How effective are targeted ads? If they can change a vote, should they be allowed? Molly speaks with John Deighton, a professor at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on digital and direct marketing. He says targeted advertising works, but it’s not the real problem.
Make a plan. Do your research. Make sure your voice is heard this year. We’re talking, of course, about the National Park Service’s Fat Bear Week, which opened up its polls today. We’ll also kick off Whadda Ya Wanna Know Wednesday with a listener question about using blockchain technology for voting. Plus: How much would American GDP grow if we included household labor? We’ll pull in an expert for that one. As always, you can find a list of everything we talked about today on the episode page on our site, makemesmart.org. Finally, donate to our fall pledge drive at marketplace.org/givesmart!
During last night’s presidential debate, you might (might!) have heard moderator Chris Wallace mention the distinction between a “V-shaped” and “K-shaped” economic recovery. On today’s show, we’ll look at what both letters symbolize. Plus: Massive layoffs at Disney parks, learning pods and taking back the streets in Los Angeles.
Airlines are warning of tens of thousands of layoffs coming soon if they don’t get more aid. Plus, if the private payroll numbers for September are any indication, this week’s jobs report could signal our economy is continuing to recover. And, who will get a safe COVID-19 vaccine when?
You know, amid all that badgering and cross-talk. We sort through it. Plus, Disney announces that 28,000 people will lose their jobs. And, in this year of COVID, the economic crisis is putting even more pressure on low-income and first-generation college students.
From the BBC World Service: Global markets struggle for direction after a fiery first debate. Will Africa be left behind if a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available? Venezuela highlights the huge impact of U.S. sanctions on its foreign currency earnings.
For the past year, we’ve been talking about how to adapt to climate change and how the tech industry can help. But here’s the part, even on a tech show, where we acknowledge that climate change isn’t just about tech solutions or whiz-bang inventions. In fact, like the pandemic, climate change is a problem that reflects and exposes a lot of things about our society. Molly Wood speaks with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, who co-edited a book called “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.” It features poems, essays and other works of art by women working on climate issues.
… But this episode is about taxes, just to be clear. The New York Times put out part two of its bombshell investigation last night, and ahead of the first presidential debate tonight, former Vice President and Democratic nominee Joe Biden published his returns. Today though, we’re going to zoom out a bit and look at whom the U.S. tax code benefits — and doesn’t benefit. Here to help is Chye-Ching Huang, senior director of economic policy with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ federal fiscal policy team. As always, you can find a list of everything we talked about today on the episode page on our site, makemesmart.org. Finally, donate to our fall pledge drive at marketplace.org/givesmart!
Millions of students are in college, but not at college, this fall. They’re living and taking classes 100% remotely, but plenty more are on campus for all in-person classes or a hybrid model. Today we’ll check in on how they’re doing, and look at schools that are suspending admissions to doctoral programs for the next academic year. Plus: consumer spending, the flower business and Amtrak.
Some kinds of travel are restricted at the U.S.-Canada border for safety reasons. But for some couples, those restrictions have them choosing between keeping their jobs and seeing their loved ones. Plus, how are markets looking on the day of the first presidential debate?
The supply chain for distributing a vaccine that works may depend on super-cold refrigerators. Plus, a suspected ransomware attack on the computers of Universal Health Services, one of largest hospital chains. And, an update on the still-struggling hotel industry.
From the BBC World Service: Indian professionals migrate to their hometowns. Countries in East Asia and the Pacific region could see first rise in poverty in 20 years. President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines challenges Facebook over accounts linked to the nation’s police and military that were taken down.