Oct 29, 2020

The GDP report isn’t the whole story

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Today, we dive into the output gap. Plus: the eviction crisis, a bit of hope for movie theaters and how the value of a dollar changes prices.

Segments From this episode

GDP jumped 33%, but how about that output gap?

Oct 29, 2020
The growth is good, but it'll be a while before the U.S. economy is back to where it was before COVID-19 happened.
Cargo containers are stacked on a ship docked at the Port of Oakland in California. Economic output in the United States hasn't caught up yet to pre-pandemic levels.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Texas restaurants are just trying make it through this

Oct 29, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of food industry workers still haven't been able to come back to work.
A group of women have lunch at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, June 26, 2020.
Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images

As state eviction bans lapse, another month's rent comes due

Oct 29, 2020
The nationwide CDC ban leaves many renters unprotected.
Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey evicts an apartment resident for nonpayment of rent on Oct. 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

For $100, you can get a movie theater for just you and your quarantine pod

Oct 29, 2020
About a third of Alamo Drafthouse’s revenue is coming from private rentals, while many people are wary of sitting next to strangers.
Moviegoers watch a film at a reopened AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August. While theaters are reopening, dragging box office numbers are spooking studios.
Tom Cooper/Getty Images

How the pandemic has changed 3 workers' lives

Oct 29, 2020
We check in with three workers we've been following since March.
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Despite business doing well during the pandemic, this manufacturer is nervous about the future

Oct 29, 2020
A check-in with Cary Quigley, president of Sterling Technologies in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Factory workers at Erie's Sterling Technologies in 2017.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

His German gummy bears are more expensive. Why? The value of the dollar.

Oct 29, 2020
The U.S. currency has hit some highs and lows during this pandemic.
The weaker dollar is making imports, including European candy, more expensive in the U.S. and U.S. exports more affordable in overseas markets.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

GDP jumped 33%, but how about that output gap?

Oct 29, 2020
The growth is good, but it'll be a while before the U.S. economy is back to where it was before COVID-19 happened.
Cargo containers are stacked on a ship docked at the Port of Oakland in California. Economic output in the United States hasn't caught up yet to pre-pandemic levels.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Texas restaurants are just trying make it through this

Oct 29, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of food industry workers still haven't been able to come back to work.
A group of women have lunch at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, June 26, 2020.
Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images

As state eviction bans lapse, another month's rent comes due

Oct 29, 2020
The nationwide CDC ban leaves many renters unprotected.
Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey evicts an apartment resident for nonpayment of rent on Oct. 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

For $100, you can get a movie theater for just you and your quarantine pod

Oct 29, 2020
About a third of Alamo Drafthouse’s revenue is coming from private rentals, while many people are wary of sitting next to strangers.
Moviegoers watch a film at a reopened AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August. While theaters are reopening, dragging box office numbers are spooking studios.
Tom Cooper/Getty Images

Music from the episode

More Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
Esperar Pra Ver Poolside, Fatnotronic
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd, Daft Punk

The team

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