Apr 24, 2020

Face masks become a lifeline for retailers

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Plus: that Congressional Budget Office report about how bad things will get, what happens when bodegas close down and love in the time of coronavirus.

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Thanks to COVID-19, there's a new category in retail: the cloth face mask

Apr 24, 2020
The cloth face mask has become a chance to make a fashion statement.
Cloth face masks have become a chance to make a fashion statement in the time of COVID-19.
Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

Car shoppers are waiting, but still want to buy in 2020

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Researchers are trying to figure out what impact COVID-19 will have on auto purchases.
A Tesla dealership in New York. The electric vehicle maker will report quarterly results next week.
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In some NY communities hard hit by COVID-19, bodegas are lifelines

Apr 24, 2020
Some neighborhoods depend on them as main suppliers of essential goods. Hundreds have had to close because of the coronavirus.
One of hundreds of bodegas in New York City closed by COVID-19.
Photo courtesy Francisco Marte

Music from the episode

Someone Great LCD Soundsystem
Lovely You Monster Rally
Redbone Childish Gambino
Undercover Sad Puppy

The team

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