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Mar 5, 2021

Here’s what you need to know about SPACs

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You know, special purpose acquisition companies: the way to take a company public and create a new stock that's all the rage in 2021. Plus, a look at job postings along with the government's hiring and unemployment report for February. And, words from Fed Chair Jerome Powell fail to calm recent market volatility.

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Job postings tell two different stories of recovery so far

Mar 5, 2021
Job postings have rebounded for occupations in manufacturing and construction, but not in hospitality or travel.
Jed Kolko, an economist for the job site Indeed, said job postings are now about 6% higher than pre-pandemic levels, and "being above last year's baseline is certainly better than being below last year's, but it doesn’t mean things are back to normal."
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The SPAC craze, explained

Mar 5, 2021
Investors are piling into “blank-check” companies. Some experts are worried.
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Music from the episode

Lovin' Millennium Jazz Music, Smokedbeat

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