Nov 10, 2020

Still struggling to find work

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On today's show, a look at the challenge of job searching during COVID-19. Plus, what market distortion is, and what it has to do with Amazon.

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Nearly two job seekers for every job: What it's like to look for work now

Nov 10, 2020
The unemployment rate is down, and more people are returning to the labor force. But finding a job isn't easy.
A woman closes up a liquor store in Seattle in July. Job searchers are having a hard time finding work during the pandemic.
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Ulta Beauty will open mini-shops within Target stores

Nov 10, 2020
Since the pandemic has changed behavior of cosmetics customers, analysts expect both Ulta Beauty and Target to benefit from their partnership.
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How some farmers are feeling about Biden's election

Nov 10, 2020
Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes says farmers are wondering how quickly Biden will undo some of Trump's policies.
"Agriculture around here really, really focuses on livestock and the biofuels," says April Hemmes, above on her farm in Hampton, Iowa, in 2019.
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The agrarian roots of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon whiskey

Nov 10, 2020
Like all Kentucky bourbons, the famous whiskey brand owes its origin to American tax law.
In his new book, “Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last,” author Wright Thompson explains how tax policy helped Kentucky become the whiskey capital of America.
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Losses. Loom. Large. And that, in short, explains your loss aversion.

Nov 10, 2020
It’s a bedrock principle of behavioral psychology today. The studies have been replicated on an international scale.
We are happy to take risks when it comes to gaining things. But not when it comes to losing them.
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Music from the episode

More Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak
Time Will Tell Arms and Sleepers
Beat Goes On Pete Rock

The team

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