The knowns and unknowns after Election Day
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On today's show: a look at what a divided government could do to the economy and a rundown on a few important ballot initiatives in Florida and California.
Segments From this episode
With a divided government likely, chances of a big economic relief plan wane
As the pandemic continues, it may fall to the Federal Reserve to find more ways to boost the economy.
And the winner is ... Yep, economists have models for every outcome
When variables include who will be president and who controls Congress, GDP and unemployment forecasts look very different.
Jobless Americans struggle to get and keep benefits
More than seven months into the pandemic, more people are filing for unemployment benefits every week than at any point in the Great Recession.
California voters to decide measure that could spur home sales
Proposition 19 would remove a disincentive to sell property. But a decline in moving is squeezing the housing supply all over the country.
California ballot measure keeps "gig" in gig economy
Prop 22 bypasses a state law that would have reshaped the gig economy.
Florida voters approve $15-an-hour minimum wage
Hourly wages for some 2.5 million workers in the state will rise to $10 next year, then a dollar a year through 2026.
There's a new quarantine palette for painting houses
Journalist Kyle Chayka says the anxiety of this moment has people painting their walls soothing blues and greens.
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