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Jan 7, 2021

A series of disconnects

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On today's show: The disconnects between the markets, the economy and our democracy. Plus, social media platforms are putting greater restrictions on Trump.

Segments From this episode

While an insurrection shook Capitol Hill, the markets were ... fine

Jan 7, 2021
In the wake of chaos and violence in Washington, the markets soared. Here's where the disconnect comes from.
A small sign of the damage inside the U.S. Capitol. The mob assault Wednesday did not seem to disturb investors.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump and social media

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with "Marketplace Tech" host Molly Wood about Facebook banning President Donald Trump and about how social media companies are responding to the chaos in Washington, D.C., yesterday

Global food prices hit 3-year high

Jan 7, 2021
Supermarkets don’t have much leeway to absorb higher food costs, so they're quickly passed on to consumers.
Mostly empty supermarket shelves at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Food prices have climbed as the U.S. economy struggles to recover from the recession.
Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Why the U.S. wants some Chinese firms booted off the stock exchange

Jan 7, 2021
The Trump administration is debating whether to push the New York Stock Exchange to delist tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Parents continue to slog through remote school

Jan 7, 2021
Many schools remain closed as COVID-19 cases increase. Parents struggle to manage the competing demands of work and their kids' learning.
FG Trade via Getty Images

An archaeological dig in urban Baltimore reveals a forgotten past

Jan 7, 2021
It's part of a movement to make the field more accessible and inclusive.
Dena Fisher

Music from the episode

6000 Ft. Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo
Confessions Sudan Archives
Weary Solange
Watch it Grow The Everywheres

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer