Sep 22, 2020

At least the government isn’t shutting down

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Additional aid for farmers almost derailed the deal. Plus: TikTok, Quibi and the looming holiday shopping season.

Segments From this episode

Farmer aid agreement removes obstacle to federal shutdown negotiations

Sep 22, 2020
The GOP wanted increased funds for aid programs to farmers, but opponents said similar aid has gone to big corporations at the expense of smaller farms in the past.
A farmer walks back to his tractor as he plants corn on his Maryland farm. A dispute over funding for farmers was holding up negotiations to keep the federal government open.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Retailers prepare for a surge in online sales this holiday season

Sep 22, 2020
The thing is, it’s cheaper for retailers when you shop in-store.
A FedEx driver makes deliveries in Manhattan on Sept. 17 in New York City. While consumers have come to expect free shipping, it's costing companies.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The next TikTok could well be on the way to the U.S. before long

Sep 22, 2020
The wildly popular video-sharing app may be the beginning of a new era in Chinese tech.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

United States of Work

On this segment of our ongoing series “United States of Work,” we hear from Gaile Harrell about volunteering to be a poll worker.

Quibi exploring options, may be for sale. Yep. Already.

Sep 22, 2020
The streamer aimed directly at millennials launched in the pandemic with much fanfare. Now it may be on the block. Any buyers?
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman speaks at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January.
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

More Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak
Ride It Regard
That's Love Oddisee
Show Me How You Feel Shafiq Husayn, Karen Be
To be Remote TOKiMONSTA
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd, Daft Punk

The team

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