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Feb 4, 2021

Even consumer confidence is partisan now

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Plus, Big Oil's big losses and making investing boring again.

Segments From this episode

Sen. Klobuchar proposes sweeping change in antitrust law

Feb 4, 2021
Government has the burden of proving an acquisition harmful. This bill would shift the challenge of disproving that to companies.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar at a 2018 Senate hearing. Her bill would raise the bar for approval of  corporate mergers.
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Oil profits drop as companies feel pandemic, carbon pressure

Feb 4, 2021
More than 500 oil- and gas-related firms have declared bankruptcy. The survivors are focusing on efficiency, and some plan a transition.
Oil and gas companies are grappling with uncertainty as they look to the future.
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What does the GameStop story mean for regular investors?

Feb 4, 2021
Neil Irwin of The New York Times discusses the "laziest, simplest approach" to investing and says aspects of populism have long influenced the markets.
A GameStop store in New York. The retailer's stock, which became a populist battleground, has plunged in recent trading sessions.
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Work expenses look a lot different when you're not going into the office

Feb 4, 2021
How should companies compensate their employees' work-from-home costs?
Could people working from home get compensation for a more ergonomic chair?
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Bars and restaurants brace for Super Bowl Sunday

Feb 4, 2021
Curfews, cold weather and capacity restrictions are turning business on its head.
This year's Super Bowl viewing experience will be a far cry from last year's revelry in packed sports bars.
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Music from the episode

Little Push Mocky, Liliana Andrade
Ride or Die (feat. Foster the People) The Knocks, Foster The People
Glowing Light Richard Houghten
Different Now Chastity Belt
Feather Little Dragon

The team

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