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Feb 10, 2021

The plan to close the output gap

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On today's show: Where the economy might be when the relief money starts getting out. Plus, how mothers are particularly penalized in the workplace.

Segments From this episode

When it comes to relief, think of the economy as a car tire

Feb 10, 2021
Wendy Edelberg from Brookings evaluates what the Republican and Democratic relief proposals could mean for GDP.
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Despite pandemic-driven uncertainty, Americans are buying new cars

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The price difference between a new car and a used car isn't as wide as it was before the pandemic.
To some consumers, buying a new car is a way of reclaiming control and increasing safety during the pandemic.
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What is makeup for during a pandemic?

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Social distancing has made some women more aware of what wearing makeup means for them, whether it's peer pressure or self-care.
For some women, makeup provides an escape. For others, it's a social nicety.
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYX Professional Makeup

What a jobs recovery might look like as the pandemic fades

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The low-wage, temp-job economy that emerged after the Great Recession could reemerge, but with changes.
An Instacart shopper at work in a New Jersey market. Some occupations that grew during the pandemic may stick around afterward.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

What happens when you're vaccinated and your partner isn't?

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As more Americans get vaccinated, decisions around travel and socializing can get complicated.
Dr. Thomas Lew, who is vaccinated, and his fiancee, Anne Li, who is not. They're thinking about whether to take a trip to Hawaii.
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Music from the episode

Double Bass Gorillaz
French Letter J-Walk
Stay a While The Cactus Channel
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
Lovely You Monster Rally
1 Thing Amerie

The team

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