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Markets react to status updates on Trump and Biden
Oct 5, 2020

Markets react to status updates on Trump and Biden

Plus, older workers are retiring early. New COVID restrictions hit New York City. And, what will Halloween look like this year? Just a reminder: Costume masks do not replace cloth face masks.

Segments From this episode

A little more clarity for the markets this Monday

Julia Coronado, founder and president of MacroPolicy Perspectives, has more. "I think there are two things going on," she said. "One, the the president's recovery combined with a widening lead for Biden just increases the chances that we have an orderly election with a clear result. And that's good for risk." Also, "the chances of some kind of stimulus are also on the rise."

The pandemic is pushing some older workers into retirement early

Oct 5, 2020
But some may leave before they are financially prepared for retirement.
For retirees in their 50s and early 60s, not only do they have less time to save, they won’t be eligible for Medicare or full Social Security benefits.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Tricky pandemic Halloween might be a treat for businesses

Oct 5, 2020
"It could either be the worst year we've ever had or the best year we've ever had," said one costume retailer.
Halloween is a nearly $9 billion industry, according to the National Retail Federation. Above, people shop for Halloween items in Alhambra, California.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

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The team

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