Apr 9, 2021

Amazon workers vote against unionization

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It looked like the union could win, but the “no” vote was no surprise to experts. Also on today's show: Texas plumbers are still flush with business after February's freeze and the democratization of fine art.

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The Weekly Wrap

"Marketplace" host Kimberly Adams speaks with Kate Davidson of the Wall Street Journal and Heather Long of the Washington Post about President Joe Biden’s spending proposal, corporate taxes and a new type of partnership for the Treasury and the Federal Reserve.

Amazon workers vote no on unionizing Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse

Apr 9, 2021
The warehouse has been the site of a protracted, very public fight to organize.
A sign encouraging workers to vote in the union election hangs outside the Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

More countries scrutinize foreign efforts to acquire their companies

Apr 9, 2021
The U.S. government is concerned about the national security risks in Chinese companies buying American companies.
The Chinese flag at one of its U.S. consulates. Thursday the Commerce Department stopped seven Chinese firms from buying American-made technologies.
Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images

Texas plumbers flush with business after freeze

Apr 9, 2021
For the past two months since the winter storm, Texas plumbers have been seeing split pipe after split pipe.
February's extreme weather did widespread damage to pipes and drainage systems, keeping plumbers busy since then.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

More countries scrutinize foreign efforts to acquire their companies

Apr 9, 2021
The U.S. government is concerned about the national security risks in Chinese companies buying American companies.
The Chinese flag at one of its U.S. consulates. Thursday the Commerce Department stopped seven Chinese firms from buying American-made technologies.
Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Remember the Rain Kadhja Bonet
Shells Teebs
Lovin Millionyoung
Memories Blue Lab Beats

The team

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