Dec 16, 2020
A look at the state of retail, as holiday shopping wraps up
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On today's show: how the pandemic is affecting retailers and consumers alike. Plus, what the SolarWinds hack could mean for the U.S. economy.
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What Fed Chair Powell had to say today
The Federal Open Market Committee today concluded its last meeting for 2020. "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal breaks down some key takeaways from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s press conference.
People are shopping online more, buying gifts for fewer people — and in some cases, changing up what they usually give.
It might depend on what is sold and where it's sold. We check in with three business owners to see how things look in the middle of the holiday shopping season.
“I think it's going to take months, maybe a year to figure out where they went,” says New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger.
Most people who've lost jobs during the pandemic didn't get health insurance at work.
Migration patterns could change in a work-from-home world brought on by the pandemic.