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GDP numbers are coming this week. What can we expect?
Oct 26, 2020

GDP numbers are coming this week. What can we expect?

And they're likely going to look relatively impressive. But because the second quarter was so rough, we need context for third-quarter numbers. Plus, Dunkin' Brands is eyeing a sale. And, bringing more attention to plastic pollution.

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GDP numbers, an election — there's a lot for markets to think about right now

And Julia Coronado, founder and president of MacroPolicy Perspectives, thinks we’re going to be without fiscal support — federal pandemic relief — for the next several months, given the impasse lawmakers are at right now. “We’ve made a lot of progress, but we’ve made a lot of progress because of fiscal support,” Coronado said. “So how do we weather the next four, five, six months?”

Dunkin' Brands in talks for sale to private equity

Inspire Brands, the owner of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Jimmy John's, is in talks to buy Dunkin’ Brands.
Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Artist turns thousands of plastic bags into Times Square public art project

Oct 26, 2020
The pop-up "store" is filled with handcrafted items made from single-use plastic bags.
Artist Robin Frohardt stands outside her Times Square immersive art exhibit, "The Plastic Bag Store."
Maria Baranova/Courtesy of Times Square Arts

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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer