Nov 5, 2020

COVID-19 does not care who wins or loses the election

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Plus, what's going on with Ant Group's planned IPO? Also, what exit polls can and can't tell us about what's on the mind of voters. And, how productivity has been hit by election uncertainty.

Segments From this episode

Without additional pandemic aid, we're looking at an economy that has already signs of slowing dramatically as we enter the winter

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, says layoffs are "stubbornly high" and it looks like employment slowed further in October. "That ups the ante that the wounds triggered by COVID will leave more permanent scars on the U.S. economy," Swonk said.

What was supposed to be the world's biggest launch of a new stock has been postponed indefinitely

There's word that Ant Group of China has begun returning money to investors. Marketplace China correspondent Jennifer Pak has more.

Exit poll: Americans are deeply divided on COVID-19 and the economy

Nov 5, 2020
Those who voted for Biden said they are having a harder time in the COVID economy, according to exit polls done for major television networks.
A man casts his ballot at Tippecanoe Library on the first day of in-person early voting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Oct. 20, 2020.
Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

Getting any work done? Election uncertainty drives distraction at work

Nov 5, 2020
The election has had a major effect on work productivity this year, with more people voting and paying attention to the results.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director