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Return of the mask

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An employee at a cafe in Los Angeles in March.

An employee at a cafe in Los Angeles in March. Work sharing is one solution to keep people employed during the COVID-19 recession. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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The Weekly Wrap

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal chats with ADP’s Nela Richardson and Bloomberg’s Jordyn Holman about retail sales, rising prices and consumer sentiment.
COVID-19

Los Angeles County is again requiring people to wear masks indoors

by Caroline Champlin Jul 16, 2021
COVID-19 cases are rising among unvaccinated people in the county. That means enforcement issues for businesses.

Airlines now have enough passengers, not enough crew

by Samantha Fields Jul 16, 2021
"It went from a lack of demand from passengers to a lack of supply for pilots overnight, like a light switch," a pilot says.

Canadian businesses prepare for more U.S. visitors

by Matt Levin Jul 16, 2021
It’s been a tough year and a half for Canadian border towns dependent on U.S. tourists.

How TikTok is becoming a powerful consumer marketing tool

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 16, 2021
The app can cause certain products to blow up overnight, Vox's internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings says.

Music from the episode

Plastic People The Getaway People
Tej The So Ons
The Death of Us Theo Katzman
Carousel Skylar Spence

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