Recession alphabet soup
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On today's show, we'll look at what "V" and "K" say about the recovery. Plus: Massive layoffs at Disney parks, learning pods and taking back the streets in LA.
Segments From this episode
Where's the safety net for laid-off workers?
Heading into the third quarter of the COVID economy, companies are shedding thousands of employees with little government relief in sight.
Why do economists compare recessions to letters of the alphabet?
Is it a V-shaped recovery? Or a J, L, U, W or K?
Mergers and acquisitions have a very good summer
Why has there been a corporate rush to buy and sell, and what do trends within those deals mean.
Want to start a "learning pod" at home? Check insurance and zoning laws
Homeowners policies may not cover the educational groups, and local law may prohibit them.
"It's night and day from where it was at the beginning of COVID" for one Black-owned business
Nearly four months after a list of Black-owned businesses in Utah was published, Rita Magalde's bakery is booming with new customers.
How COVID-19 repurposed city streets
“If you ran a business, and you didn't update the way that you use your assets for 50 or 60 years, you'd probably be out of business,” said Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the LA Department of Transportation.
Music from the episode
Necessary Evil Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Light Cycle Yppah
Hotsauce Chelsea Monet
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer