Jul 13, 2020

A thought experiment: What if online shopping went away?

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A fiction writer's surreal take on the COVID-19 economy imagines a world where delivery vans arrive and confiscate your things. Plus, banks start releasing second quarter results this week. And, China's new sanctions on members of Congress.

Segments From this episode

Quarterly bank earnings may tell a bigger story about the U.S. economy right now

Jul 13, 2020
Banks touch many sectors of the economy, that may be struggling — or thriving — during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

China announces sanctions on U.S. politicians as tensions over human rights, COVID-19 escalate

China late last week had promised to retaliate after the U.S. announced sanctions on senior Chinese officials. This has to do with the treatment of the Uighur Muslims. Marketplace's Nova Safo has more.

What if delivery vans took your stuff away instead of dropping off packages?

A fiction writer's surreal take on the COVID-19 economy imagines a world where delivery vans arrive and confiscate your things.
Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images

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