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Next-day delivery is so pre-pandemic. Cue ultra-fast delivery.
Nov 26, 2021

Next-day delivery is so pre-pandemic. Cue ultra-fast delivery.

Also: Apprenticeships in California aim to fill the shortage of child care workers and consumers are spending despite economic anxieties.

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The Weekly Wrap

Amy Scott is joined by Brian Cheung of Yahoo Finance and Catherine Rampell with the Washington Post to chat about the emerging COVID-19 variant, Jerome Powell’s renomination, inflation and more.

Consumers, worried about the economy, keep spending anyway

Nov 26, 2021
What's behind the trend and how long it might last?
Consumer spending continues to be strong — but there's a chance emerging variants could change that.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Apprenticeships may help build the child care workforce

Nov 26, 2021
Low pay is still an obstacle to bringing people into the field, where employment is 10% lower than before the pandemic.
Carmen Del Alamo stands in her front yard, where children can play and strengthen their motor skills.
Mariana Dale

Airlines, telecom clash over new 5G spectrum

Nov 26, 2021
AT&T and Verizon spent tens of billions to get the latest 5G technology up and running. But airlines say it could impact plane safety.
A contract crew for Verizon updates a cell tower to handle the 5G network in Orem, Utah in 2019.
George Frey/AFP via Getty Images

The super-fast delivery market is booming

Nov 26, 2021
Rather than waiting a day or two for an online order, ultra-fast delivery apps are promising orders can be delivered in as little as 10 minutes.
Getir employees prepare online grocery orders for delivery at a store warehouse in Istanbul in October 2021.
Chris McGrath via Getty Images

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer