Sep 17, 2020

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Plus: the LGBTQ economy, gyms going out of business and why Chuck E. Cheese wants to destroy seven billion prize tickets.

Segments From this episode

U.S.-China long-term investment falls to 9-year low amid pandemic, protectionism

Sep 17, 2020
Chinese investment in the U.S. also fell because of the pandemic recession.
The Trump administration's tariffs against Chinese imports have not succeeded, a report shows.
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New census data reveals more details about LGBTQ community

Sep 17, 2020
The data isn't perfect, advocates say, but it's likely to prove useful to government agencies and employers.
The U.S. Census found same-sex couples participate in the labor force at a higher rate than opposite-sex couples — almost 85% compared to just over 80%.
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"It's been busier than ever": What's behind LA's real estate resurgence

Sep 17, 2020
The pandemic has surprisingly become a busy time for this mortgage broker.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Will gyms go extinct?

Sep 17, 2020
The pandemic is reshaping how, and where, we get exercise. Many gyms are out, exercise apps are in.
People exercise in workout pods at a gym in Redondo Beach, California, in June.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Why Chuck E. Cheese wants 7 billion prize tickets shredded

Sep 17, 2020
The restaurant chain, in bankruptcy proceedings, has an excess-paper-prize-ticket problem amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The restaurant chain’s parent company asked a bankruptcy court for permission to have "enough tickets to fill approximately 65 40-foot cargo shipping containers" destroyed.
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As sales boom, Black business owner juggles two jobs

Sep 17, 2020
The push to support Black-owned businesses has meant exponential growth for Aliya Wanek's clothing line.
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Music from the episode

Let's Love Crown City Rockers
First Choice Oddisee
Make Me Better Little People
Cataracts Freddie Gibbs, Madlib
Outer Sunset Tycho
Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) Maribou State, Khruangbin

The team

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