How much do WeWork, really?
Sep 5, 2019

How much do WeWork, really?

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Today we'll meet some job hunters in Austin's tight labor market. Plus: Why WeWork is still going public after slashing its valuation.

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For those out of work, low unemployment numbers don't add up

Sep 5, 2019
The U.S. unemployment rate remains historically low. But that does not mean everyone who wants a job has a job.
Sitting at a cafe in North Central Austin, 59-year-old quality control manager, Lisa Donahoe, keeps a color coded spreadsheet to track all the jobs she's applied for over the last three and a half months.
Andy Uhler/Marketplace
A man walks into a WeWork office in Washington, D.C.
Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Who will end fast fashion?

Sep 5, 2019
An excerpt from Dana Thomas' "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes" looks at Amazon's push to become a leading apparel retailer.
Shoppers browse through racks of clothing at a department store in 2010 in New York City.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images

What happens when retailers pass along tariff costs to customers?

Sep 5, 2019
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
The Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book several times a year. Above, the Fed building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Don't panic, TV binging isn't ending, but streaming services are experimenting

Sep 5, 2019
Streaming services consider ways to keep viewers watching beyond the binge.
Streaming service Netflix is getting inventive with how it keep viewers engaged.
Netflix

Building a marketplace for voices

Sep 5, 2019
The managing director of Voquent weighs in on the voice-over economy.
Miles Chicoine, left, founding managing director at Voquent.
Courtesy of Voquent

Music from the episode

Cream On Chrome Ratatat
The Game Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Smile Sampology
Stay Tuned Wuh Oh
Titanium (feat. Sia) David Guetta

The team

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

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