Apr 21, 2021

How control over the pandemic will affect the stay-home economy

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Also on today's show, how the plan for that new European soccer league was kicked to the curb; and an interview with the CEO of Chipotle.

Segments From this episode

What happens to the at-home economy when the pandemic ends?

Apr 21, 2021
For consumers who've been looking at the same walls since the pandemic started, a new coat of paint may be worth more than travel.
Home improvement might continue to do OK if people keep working at home after the pandemic.
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Shortage of semiconductors is a security risk, and what the U.S. can do about it

Apr 21, 2021
Semiconductors are in almost everything, including military equipment, and we don’t have enough of them.
Biden’s infrastructure proposal calls for $50 billion to create a technology directorate that would focus, in part, on semiconductor manufacturing.
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Chipotle's CEO on eating, hiring and corporate responsibility

Apr 21, 2021
“I think companies need to be accountable,” says Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol.
Brian Niccol, the restaurant chain’s CEO, says hiring and retaining workers will be among the biggest challenges as the company expands.
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Plan for a soccer superleague is kicked to the curb

Apr 21, 2021
A proposed superleague of Europe's biggest soccer teams crumbled within 48 hours, after immediate, blistering outrage from fans.
When it comes to soccer, a.k.a. "the beautiful game," don't mess with the fans.
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Direct-to-consumer models key to post-pandemic future for many British businesses

Apr 21, 2021
Across Europe, e-grocery is booming. Companies that successfully pivoted want to hold onto this new slice of business.
Smith and Brock quickly pivoted its wholesale produce business to supply individual consumers during the UK's first lockdown in 2020. Now, it's a booming part of the business and one the company is looking to expand further in 2021. (Photo by Mark Case/Getty Images)

Businesses that have survived the pandemic are spending. On themselves.

Apr 21, 2021
Many businesses are pumping money into much-needed improvements, and that spending is rippling through the economy.
Some changes businesses made during the pandemic, including in the food industry, will improve operations over the long term.
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Music from the episode

Agrimony MF DOOM
Good to Me Freddie Joachim
French Letter J-Walk
Hot In The Shade Poolside
Kāma Maribou State

The team

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