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Aug 17, 2020

The U.S. trade talks that never happened

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U.S.-China trade talks were abruptly canceled this weekend. Plus, don't let the strong retail sales number fool you — in-store shopping is down. And, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to end poverty in her city.

Segments From this episode

Let's not get too carried away with the news that retails sales returned to pre-pandemic levels in July

As Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports, there were huge declines in shopping in-person at department stores and clothing stores.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on rebuilding trust between the city and its people

Lightfoot wants to "unwind" Chicago's "addiction to fines and fees" so as to not drive people into bankruptcy and out of the economy.
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Music from the episode

Cautioners Jimmy Eat World

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