Sep 8, 2020

Reed Hastings on his vision for Netflix

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Plus: "Tenet's" box office performance, the thousands of furloughs turning into layoffs and Angela Merkel's economic legacy. 

Segments From this episode

Furloughs turning into permanent layoffs as pandemic drags on

Sep 8, 2020
Job losses are moving past lockdown-hit businesses to other sectors that were doing fine for a while.
Every month a worker is on temporary unemployment, they have about a 10% to 15% chance of transitioning to a permanent separation, according to one labor economist.
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Retailers go "conservative"

Sep 8, 2020
Going into the fall and the holidays, retailers are being cautious about what they buy.
A reopened Urban Outfitters store in Santa Monica, California. Heading into fall, retailers are being cautious about having too much inventory.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on culture, competition and what keeps him up at night

Sep 8, 2020
"The threats that get you are the substitution threats," Netflix's co-founder and CEO said.
"The threats that get you are the substitution threats," Netflix's co-founder and CEO said.
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Ulta beckons consumers back to buying beauty products

Sep 8, 2020
Shutdowns and working from home have changed the market for personal care products during the pandemic.
Consumers are interested in experimenting with colorful eye makeup these days, says consultant Jonathan Greenway. "There's a much larger focus on anything above the mask," he said.
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"Tenet" took in $146m worldwide. So .... is that great? Or terrible?

Sep 8, 2020
The action thriller cost over $200 million to make, opened in over 2000 US theaters over the weekend, making back just a fraction in what's typically the make or break weekend
A billboard for Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" in West Hollywood, California, in August.
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Angela Merkel’s economic legacy: strong growth, ailing infrastructure

Sep 8, 2020
As the German leader approaches the end of her long tenure in office, we assess her achievements and the challenges facing her country after her departure.
After 15 years as Germany's top leader, Angela Merkel is set to end her tenure next year.
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Music from the episode

Lush Four Tet
Brave New World The Foreign Exchange
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse
Puff Lah KAYTRANADA

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer