Just about everything you own came on a truck
Dec 2, 2019

Just about everything you own came on a truck

On today's show: America's shortage of both truckers and access to childcare, plus the latest on currency devaluation and the trade war.

Segments From this episode

E-commerce continues to change the nature of seasonal work

Dec 2, 2019
There are fewer seasonal retail jobs, but hiring in warehousing and transportation have picked up the slack.
A woman works at a distribution station at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island in February 2019.
Johannes Eiselle/AFP via Getty Images

From hiring to navigating the road, "everything about trucking is a math problem"

Dec 2, 2019
A truck driver tells us about working one of the most in-demand jobs in the U.S.
A truck used by driver Kellylynn McLaughlin.
Courtesy Kellylynn McLaughlin

In search of child care solutions, startups turn to home providers

Dec 2, 2019
Demand for child care is high and in some places, there are shortages. A number of startups believe the answer lies in in-home child care.
Tricia Shields organizes toys at the in-home child care center she just started in Parker, Colorado.
Rae Ellen Bichell/Mountain West News Bureau

The suburban office park is making a comeback

Dec 2, 2019
Many are adding modern amenities like cafes and open offices to attract workers.
A suburban neighborhood north of San Diego, California.
David McNew/Getty Images

New Trump administration tariffs mix currency dynamics into the trade war

Dec 2, 2019
The president said Monday he’ll bring back import taxes on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina.
Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, The New York Times reported Sunday.
Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty Images

In a currency war, everyone loses

Dec 2, 2019
When countries tried to undercut each other to gain a trade advantage between world wars, it led to global inflation, a University of Michigan professor says.
A U.S. dollar and Brazilian two real note.
Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Drifting Maverick Sabre
My Number Foals
Darling Real Estate
Dream Chorus TOKiMONSTA

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II

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