Apr 2, 2021

Black business leaders confront restrictive voting laws

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A group of more than 70 Black executives is calling on companies to publicly oppose constraints on voting rights. Also on today's show: all about that good jobs report.

Segments From this episode

Job creation soars in March

Apr 2, 2021
Employers added 916,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell to 6% as vaccination spreads and the economy reopens.
Jobs at restaurants, hotels and bars are among the more than 900,000 added across many industries.
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The Weekly Wrap: About that good jobs report

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal discusses unemployment and the American Jobs Plan with ADP’s Nela Richardson and Business Insider’s Linette Lopez for the Weekly Wrap.

New small businesses have helped P2P payment apps boom during the pandemic

Apr 2, 2021
Business formation doubled between April and July last year, thanks in part to small businesses relying on P2P apps to get revenue.
Apps like Venmo, Zelle and PayPal are increasingly becoming businesses' preferred method of receiving payment.
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Black executives say corporations "must take a stand" against restrictive voting laws

Apr 2, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck, and Kenneth Chenault, former CEO of American Express.
Election Day 2020 in Atlanta. Republican officials in Georgia recently passed legislation to limit voting, and many other states are considering new restrictions.
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Finding enough airline pilots to hire after the pandemic might be tough

Apr 2, 2021
It’s not easy or affordable to become a pilot, so it's often out of reach for low-income students.
The number of pilots needed for the expected air travel boom may not be available.
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Music from the episode

Rising Son Takuya Kuroda
Call The Foreign Exchange
Wishing Well Substantial
Glowing Light Richard Houghten
Vale Maribou State

The team

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