Sep 9, 2020

Change is in the air

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And not just because it's nearly fall. Today, we're looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed all kinds of businesses.

Segments From this episode

U.S. ports busier than ever as East-West shipping rebounds

Sep 9, 2020
Fueled by pandemic-driven online shopping and holiday buying, goods are flowing in after a dip.
Containers are offloaded at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest port which was relatively quiet during the early months of the pandemic.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

LVMH pulls out of Tiffany deal because of tariffs threat

Sep 9, 2020
But it could also have something to do with how luxury retail is doing during the pandemic.
A customer wearing a face mask walks past shops of luxury brands Tiffany's and Guerin at a mall in Paris. Luxury goods sales are down during the pandemic.
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As restaurants liquidate, auctioneers and buyers line up

Sep 9, 2020
Umbrellas and patio furniture are fetching top dollar, and there's a strong marked for used ovens and grills.
A Fuddruckers restaurant in Hialeah, Florida, on March 3, 2018. Luby's Inc. plans to sell its 30 company-owned Fuddruckers.
Phillip Pessar/Flickr
Kanawa Studio/Getty Images

Audio diary: Returning to the office

Sep 9, 2020
We hear from listeners about returning to their workplaces for the first time since March to grab supplies for home.
An empty office in Seattle, Washington. Returning to the office to grab supplies for home can bring up unexpected emotions.
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For Golding Barge Line, business during the pandemic is 'definitely painful'

Sep 9, 2020
The coronavirus is making it difficult for the American oil industry's supply chain.
A barge passes on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Burn the Witch Radiohead
Afternoon Soul Gramatik
Tape Machine STRFKR
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
Doppelganger Freddie Joachim, QSTN
Glimmer Tame Impala

The team

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