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Meet me at the mall, it’s goin’ down
Sep 13, 2019

Meet me at the mall, it’s goin’ down

Plus: The federal deficit has passed $1 trillion for the first time since 2012, and the latest in our "Adventures in Housing" series.

Segments From this episode

Lyft drivers question the bonus payment system for high-demand areas

Sep 13, 2019
Lyft says it’s a more equitable way to give out bonuses for rides, but some drivers say it’s eating into their profits.
Lyft driver Lauren Swiger speaks at a protest outside Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco, demanding higher pay, benefits and a driver union.
Sonja Hutson/Marketplace

When the mall "anchor" is a medical center

Sep 13, 2019
More shopping centers are turning to non-retail tenants.
A Forever 21 store in Chicago in 2014.
Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Forever 21

Adventures in Housing: The small-time landlord

Sep 13, 2019
Becoming a landlord helped Beverly Wilcox retire at 54, go back to school and launch a second career.
California landlord Beverly Wilcox laying sod at one of her properties in 2001.
Courtesy of Beverly Wilcox

Consumers, businesses walk different paths on spending

Sep 13, 2019
Retail sales remain strong. Business spending is down.
Retail sales were up 0.4 percent in August. Above, a woman carries a shopping bag in
the Herald Square neighborhood in New York City.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The budget deficit last topped $1 trillion in 2012, a very different time

Sep 13, 2019
Back then, the economy was struggling its way out of recession. Now? Not so much.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday the government deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time in seven years. Above, the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Adventure Monster Rally
Dig This Hocus Pocus
Think I'm In Love Eddie Money

The team

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

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