Nov 29, 2019

Gen Z hits the mall for Black Friday

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Plus: This years holiday spending outlook, how one couple found perfect gift, and why you might find a pair of Crocs under the tree this year.

Stories From this episode

Daimler cutting jobs as it prioritizes electric vehicles

by Andy Uhler Nov 29, 2019
Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, is cutting at least 10,000 jobs as it aggressively makes a shift toward electric car production. The news comes on the heels of German rival carmaker, Audi, announcing a similar job cut for similar reasons.…
A model poses next to a Mercedes-Benz New A Class at the Seoul Motor Show 2019 at KINTEX on March 28, 2019 in Goyang, South Korea.
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Gen Z most likely to shop in store on Black Friday

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 29, 2019
Even though they grew up on mobile, today's teens seem to still enjoy the social aspect of shopping in person.
Even though they were raised online, today's teens seem to enjoy the social aspect of hitting stores on Black Friday.
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Automatic Reply

Automatic Reply: "You CAN do this"

by Maria Hollenhorst Nov 29, 2019
When David Bullock took vacation, he felt his coworkers needed some reassurance.
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Crocs, yes Crocs, are cool again

by Molly Wood and Maria Hollenhorst Nov 29, 2019
If you didn't know, now you know.
As teenagers embrace "ugly" fashion, 2007's hottest shoe is trending.
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Shelf Life

How synthetic fabrics became mainstream

by Andie Corban Nov 29, 2019
A series of very successful marketing campaigns led to our closets being dominated by fabrics like polyester and Lycra.
A dress fitting circa 1930, when synthetic fabrics were new to the market.
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The team

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

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