Nov 27, 2020

The holiday shipping crunch is coming

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The pandemic-caused surge in e-commerce means a delivery crunch could be coming. Plus, why another NBA season is starting so soon.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: Deadlines looming

"Marketplace" host Kimberly Adams talks with Politico's Sudeep Reddy and the Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson about how the pandemic continues to affect the economy and looming deadlines in Washington.

Holiday surge in e-commerce could cause delivery crunch

Nov 27, 2020
It won't be as bad as early in the pandemic, but shoppers should plan ahead.
A postal worker loads packages into a mail truck outside a USPS center in Los Angeles, California, in August.
Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images

Why is the new NBA season starting so soon after the last one?

Nov 27, 2020
It's a simple matter of at least $500 million.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots a 3-pointer against the Miami Heat during the 2020 NBA Finals in the "bubble" on Sept. 30.
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Here’s one idea for addressing occupational segregation

Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, said investing in the EEOC could help make the economy more inclusive.
A cashier wears a mask and gloves as she works at the Presidente Supermarket in April in Miami, Florida. Jobs that are considered dangerous are disproportionately held by people of color.
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Mexico's tourist industry struggles as the pandemic continues

Nov 27, 2020
Tourists from the U.S. are the main source of foreign tourism in Mexico. Hotels there are operating at just 30% of capacity.
Tourists walk on Madero street in March in Mexico City.
Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Gun Metal Grey The Budos Band
The Death of Us Theo Katzman
Concussion Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Snowchild The Weeknd
Circles Post Malone
Skipping Rocks L. Martin

The team

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