Aug 28, 2020

Back-to-school stress on another level

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Plus: Personal incomes were surprisingly up in July, yet another retail bankruptcy and what trucking has to do with economic recovery.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: What's up with inflation?

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Linette Lopez at Business Insider and David Gura at MSNBC about the Federal Reserve’s new approach to inflation and President Trump’s campaign pitch on the economy.

Personal incomes are up, but it won't last

Aug 28, 2020
Federal data for July caught the tail end of the $600 a week in additional federal unemployment insurance just before it expired.
An activist in Las Vegas tapes a sign to her car in support of extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefit, which expired at the end of July.
Bridget Bennett/AFP via Getty Images

Lord & Taylor's final sale: Who will buy all that real estate?

Aug 28, 2020
The venerable department store is closing all 38 of its brick-and-mortar locations after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Pedestrians walk past a shuttered Lord & Taylor department store in Garden City, New York. on May 12.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Schools seek ways to provide mental health services during pandemic

Aug 28, 2020
Some districts are trying hotlines, others are offering socially distanced in-person sessions.
Elementary schoolers attend their first week of school from home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 25.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

How trucking offers clues about where the economy’s headed

Aug 28, 2020
Trucking volume offers a glimpse into consumer demand today, and what that demand might look like down the road.
Container trucks arrive at the Port of Los Angeles. Import transportation companies are doing better than most during COVID-19.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Sister Owls Monster Rally
Pin It Down Madison Cunningham
Suga Suga Baby Bash, Frankie J
Too Much Too Late Sabrina Claudio

The team

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

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