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Jan 26, 2021

Letting the economy run hot

On today's show: What we've learned in the past decade about letting an economy run hot. Plus, 71% of parents who work full time have kids who are attending school in person.

Segments From this episode

California restaurants can reopen, but owners are wary

Jan 26, 2021
Restaurateurs welcome the policy shift, but some are worried that it might be temporary and some are frustrated with the lack of advance notice.
The California Restaurant Association says 30% of the state's restaurants are likely to go out of business during the pandemic.
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Parents who work full time are more likely to have kids at school in person — study

Jan 26, 2021
A new Gallup survey finds that 71% of parents who work full time have kids who are attending school in person.
A new Gallup survey found that only 47% of parents whose kids are learning remotely are working full time, while 71% of parents who work full time have kids back in brick-and-mortar schools.
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Last year's federal relief payments contributed to American households' ability to pay down their credit card obligations in the second quarter.
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The shoe economy, almost a year into the pandemic

Jan 26, 2021
With so many people staying home in their slippers, shoe sales have fallen dramatically. You can see that play out in neighborhoods.
The pandemic has emptied stores in Brooklyn, New York, that once did healthy in-person business.
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Music from the episode

Hotsauce Chelsea Monet
A Little Piano DJ Mitsu The Beats
Antenna Bonobo
On It Maestro Nightmares On Wax
Make Me Better Little People
Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos) Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos

The team

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