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A look at the state of retail, as holiday shopping wraps up

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Shoppers carry bags from Macy's department store in New York on Black Friday, Nov. 27.

Shoppers carry bags from Macy's department store in New York. Kna Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

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.

How we shop for the holidays is different this year

by Marielle Segarra Dec 16, 2020
People are shopping online more, buying gifts for fewer people — and in some cases, changing up what they usually give.

For small retailers, COVID-19 is changing business, but to what extent?

by Sean McHenry Dec 16, 2020
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.

What the SolarWinds hack could mean for the U.S. economy

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 16, 2020
“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.

"We're definitely counting on a comeback"

by Kai Ryssdal and Alli Fam Dec 16, 2020
That's what the president of Mississippi-based Golding Barge Line says he's hoping for in the new year.
COVID & Unemployment

Losing a job hasn't translated to losing health care — so far

by Samantha Fields Dec 16, 2020
Most people who've lost jobs during the pandemic didn't get health insurance at work.

Number of Americans moving homes hits lowest level in 73 years

by Sabri Ben-Achour Dec 16, 2020
Migration patterns could change in a work-from-home world brought on by the pandemic.

Music from the episode

Drifting Poolside
Orchids Monster Rally
Bassackwards Kurt Vile
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo

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