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How much productivity are we losing to the election?

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Voters wait in line at a polling location on Election Day in Austin, Texas.

Voters wait in line at a polling location on Election Day in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images

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Making Election Day a holiday would surely benefit democracy, but what about the economy? A listener wants to know, so for this Whadda Ya Wanna Know Wednesday, we’re looking at the cost to businesses when Election Day stretches to Election Week and beyond. Plus: questions about jobs data, tax filing in the pandemic and one question from a listener via Twitter.

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