Oct 5, 2020

Let’s check in on those businesses that got PPP loans

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Plus: movie delays, college admissions and why the luxury watch business is booming right now.

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Small businesses await clarity before applying for PPP loan forgiveness

Oct 5, 2020
The uncertainty over whether there'll be another round of loans — and whether small loans will be forgiven automatically — is holding them back.
Chairs are stacked on tables at a closed restaurant in New York City. Many small businesses are waiting until they hear from Congress to apply for PPP loan forgiveness.
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With fewer coming attractions, more cinemas are closing

Oct 5, 2020
Straight to video might be the only way studios can do business for a while.
A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands closed in Manhattan last month. The movie theater chain's parent company Cineworld announced it would close theaters in the U.S. and U.K. temporarily.
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College admissions is a business, and the pandemic could upend it

Oct 5, 2020
In his new book, Jeff Selingo looks at how some colleges must compete for applicants, and why the COVID-19 pandemic could make this competition even tighter.
A student moving into the University of Colorado Boulder on Aug. 18, 2020.
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Domestic workers still don't have safety protections on the job

Oct 5, 2020
A California bill that would have extended those protections to house cleaners, nannies and elder care workers was vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Cleaning staff disinfect the lectern in the White House pressroom in April. The COVID-19 outbreak at the White House has highlighted the importance of workplace safety laws.
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How Broadway is keeping busy, nearly 7 months into shutdown

Oct 5, 2020
"It's hard to stay hopeful of all the things that we need to get live theater back," Broadway producer Eva Price told Kai Ryssdal.
Broadway producer Eva Price at Sardi's restaurant in New York City.
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Pandemic is giving the luxury watch market its moment

Oct 5, 2020
Collectors, newcomers and high-income earners who did not spend money on summer vacations are fueling demand in watches that cost thousands of dollars.
Watchmaker Kit Moc works on a piece at the Second Time Around Watch Co. in Beverly Hills.
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Music from the episode

Offcut #1 Little People
Cómo Me Quieres Khruangbin
Glass Shamir
Addiction Black Violin
Let It Happen Tame Impala

The team

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