Goodbye Zoom calls, hello VR meetings
Aug 19, 2021

Goodbye Zoom calls, hello VR meetings

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Also, the Business Roundtable's equity pledge two years later, looking at a tapering of the Federal Reserve's bond buying and the cost of a new numbered jersey for NFL players.

Segments From this episode

Fewer people are on unemployment, but there's a nasty shock coming for many of them

Aug 19, 2021
Their federal benefits — which add up to more than $6 billion a week — are about to run out.
Emergency federal unemployment benefits — equivalent to roughly $6 billion per week — are set to expire in two and a half weeks.
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Here's why we're seeing a rush to create new businesses

Aug 19, 2021
There were over 4 million applications for new businesses last year, according to the Census Bureau.
There was a boom in applications for new businesses last year, per the Census Bureau.
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How has the Federal Reserve's bond buying helped the economy?

Aug 19, 2021
Those bonds have helped keep lots of money flowing into the economy. But now, the Fed is signaling that its going to taper off its monthly purchases.
Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell is expected to address the tapering of the Fed's bond-buying at an upcoming conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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After 2 years, how have the Business Roundtable's commitments held up?

Aug 19, 2021
The group of top CEOs has pledged to support “all stakeholders” and advance the principles of racial justice.
In 2019, the group of top CEOs published a Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, pledging to support "all stakeholders." Otis Rolley of the Rockefeller Foundation says  much work remains to be done.
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A tour of the remote-work industrial complex

Aug 19, 2021
The remote-work revolution has spawned an industry unto itself: remote-work consulting.
People are likely to be working from home for some time, so some employers are investing in services like feng shui consulting and virtual reality.
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New NFL rules let some players pick new numbers — if they pay for it

Aug 19, 2021
Some players believe single-digit jerseys make them look faster or stronger. But they’d have to buy up the old inventory.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook looked into replacing "33" with "4." But it reportedly would have cost him $1.5 million to purchase the old merch from the league’s sales outlets.
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Music from the episode

Red Light Kisses Lake Street Dive
Lau's Lament Eric Lau
Always Something DJ Mitsu The Beats
The Trip Still Corners

The team

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