Mar 24, 2021
Nothing like a blocked Suez Canal to show the global supply chain’s fragility
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A 1,300-foot-long, 200-foot-wide cargo ship shut down the Suez Canal this week. Also on today's show: We decided to see for ourselves what all that NFT buzz is about.
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A container ship blocking the Suez Canal since Tuesday evening underscores the fragility of the global supply chain.
Despite disruptions caused by bad weather and limited semiconductor supplies, durable goods shipments are up 2% year-over-year.
Why economic data has revisions
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal looks into why economic reports — such as weekly unemployment claims and GDP — often contain big revisions from previous releases.
Federal funds would help businesses who already offer paid leave — and be an incentive for those who don't.
As more people start eating in restaurants again, delivery companies are competing for consumer loyalty and looking beyond food.
States are scrambling to raise money — and changing their unemployment systems in other ways.
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and Andrew CM from Valuables by Cent experiment with turning a tweet into a non-fungible token.