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Making up for lost time

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Four women walk arm-in-arm down a crowded street holding tons of shopping bags.

Freshly vaccinated shoppers are ready to make up for lost time. Samir Hussein/Getty Images for Shop West End VIP Weekend

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Segments From this episode

Microbusinesses and the pandemic

The highs and lows of making in-demand pandemic products

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 1, 2021
Clear plastic barriers to protect workers are everywhere now. What does that mean for companies that make them?

The CDC extends an eviction ban, but landlords find ways around it

by Amy Scott Apr 1, 2021
It can be hard for landlords to pay their bills too. But even tenants with a strong case against eviction rarely fight back.
COVID-19

How people shop after getting vaccinated

by Marielle Segarra Apr 1, 2021
There’s this thing we’ve heard from people who just got their shots: They immediately started spending money.

Weekly jobless claims are up, but other signs point to a recovering job market

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 1, 2021
The larger trend in jobless claims is down, while airline reservations and manufacturing work shifts are up.

Texas Rangers fans can go out to the ballgame again ... all together

by Andy Uhler Apr 1, 2021
The Rangers' 40,000-seat stadium, Globe Life Field, will be open at full capacity this season.

Will companies need to offer remote work post-pandemic?

by Samantha Fields Apr 1, 2021
Most people who have been working from home during the pandemic want to continue doing so at least some of the time.

Music from the episode

Opendoors Jitwam
Wedding Song Anaïs Mitchell, Justin Vernon
The Moment I Knew Taylor Swift
Maria También Khruangbin

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