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with Kai Ryssdal

The business of predicting the box office

March 08, 2019

The pace of hiring all but ground to a halt in February, despite a blockbuster jobs report in January. We look at the factors behind the hiring slowdown and what it means for the rest of the economy. Then: This week, the last Chevy Cruze rolled out of the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, before it closed. What happens to the 1,500 laid-off workers? Plus, how experts track and predict box office numbers.

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