Jul 23, 2020

There’s a week left to come up with another round of unemployment relief

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Extra unemployment benefits are set to disappear July 31. Plus, Trump denies reports that he tried to steer a golf tournament to one of his resorts. And, Mattel earnings will give us a sense of how toy sales are doing.

Segments From this episode

Pandemic unemployment benefits have kept people spending

Jul 23, 2020
Economists say the additional $600-a-week benefit has boosted the whole economy and contributed to job growth.
A person fills out an unemployment benefits application. The addition of $600 a week has enabled many Americans to keep spending and support businesses.
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Trump denies asking ambassador to help move British Open to his resort

The Turnberry is reportedly not profitable, and a major golf tournament could bring in tens of millions of dollars to the local economy.
Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson IV said Trump asked him to help get the British Open moved to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland, pictured above.
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Mattel banks on keeping kids busy during the pandemic

Jul 23, 2020
Mattel has pivoted, playing to the moment at hand with marketing like "play is never canceled" and an emphasis on family activities.
Hot Wheels cars, a Mattel product, weren't flying off the shelves during the pandemic like other games. So Mattel has pivoted.
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Music from the episode

Ghost Duet Louie Zong

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director