Aug 10, 2020

A status update on pandemic aid

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President Trump signed actions over the weekend aimed at restarting some pandemic relief. Will it actually reach people? Business struggles at the mall for big department stores and more. Kat Cole, president and COO of Focus Brands, reimagines our economy.

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Will the $400 in extra unemployment benefits actually reach people?

Aug 10, 2020
Calling on states to implement new unemployment programs, as Trump's action has done, may not be practical.
President Donald Trump signs executive actions extending coronavirus economic relief on Aug. 8.
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As big department stores struggle, other mall tenants falter, too

Aug 10, 2020
Malls were already having a tough time before COVID-19 with the rise in online shopping. The pandemic accelerated those e-commerce trends.
When malls start to lose retailers, it hurts all of the other tenants still there like movie theaters, restaurants and more.
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Kat Cole's vision for a kinder capitalism

The president and COO of Focus Brands says "caring for connected stakeholders — employees, customers, vendors" is where our economic system is going.
Kat Cole, president and COO of Focus Brands, supports stakeholders, not just shareholders.
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Music from the episode

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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
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director