Apr 15, 2021
March was a month of shopping in the U.S.
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Vaccinations and stimulus checks are behind the news that retail sales took off, up nearly 10% in March. Plus, new U.S. sanctions for Russia target Moscow's sovereign debt, what investors are lending to Russia. Also, hundreds of companies sign statements opposing "any discriminatory legislation" that would make it harder for people to vote in the U.S. And, why small business owners are having trouble filling open positions.
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New U.S. sanctions place limits on the Russian sovereign debt market
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer has more.
Amazon, Netflix, Starbucks and hundreds of other companies sign statements opposing voting restrictions legislation
Marketplace's Andy Uhler reports.
Almost half of small business owners said in a survey they couldn't fill open jobs, so many of them are offering more money.
David Brancaccio Host
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
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