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Mar 25, 2021

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Marvel's "Black Widow" is finally premiering — in theaters and on Disney Plus. Also on today's show, we check in with another micro business making it through the pandemic. 

Segments From this episode

Restaurants struggle to recruit enough staff to reopen

Mar 25, 2021
Turnover is normal, but this hiring season is definitely different.
Yes, restaurants are reopening, but hiring presents a new hurdle.
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At this Detroit framing shop, demand is outstripping supply

Mar 25, 2021
For Eric Vaughn, picture frame demand is up as customers spend more time at home. But can supply keep pace?
"Since we've been back open, it's been pretty busy," said Eric Vaughn. "We've had to kind of change the way we do business, simply because we have people on top of each other."
Courtesy Eric Vaughn

Marvel's "Black Widow" is finally set to premiere — in both theaters and living rooms

Mar 25, 2021
Theaters could use the revenue the film could provide, but they'll have to compete with maskless viewing (and cheaper snacks) at home.
Since much of the audience for "Black Widow" will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus, many fans will watch it at home.
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Slack's walkback of its new DM feature is a sign of user power

Mar 25, 2021
Within hours of launching Connect DMs, Slack changed the new feature in response to users' concerns about potential abuse.
One expert says that Slack responding to critics within a few hours means prolonged beta testing may be a thing of the past.
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Global brands address forced labor in China, but risk alienating Chinese consumers

Mar 25, 2021
A number of companies, though concerned about treatment of Uyghurs, appear to have tried to appease widespread consumer anger.
Some companies have protested the reported abuse of Chinese Uyghurs but face a backlash in the Asian nation.
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How We Shop: Losing a job

Mar 25, 2021
Here's how one family had to rethink the way they spend money after a layoff.
Cecilia Linton used to make enough money that when her kids wanted something, she could say yes, easily. Getting laid off at the beginning of the pandemic has changed her whole family's relationship with money.
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United States of Work: Tax season

On this segment of our ongoing series, “United States of Work,” we hear from Michael Durant, a tax accountant in New York City, about what the delayed tax filing deadline means for him.

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The team

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