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Jan 29, 2021

We’ve had a little bit of everything this week

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Plus, unprecedented congestion at America's ports and how the pandemic has changed bartending. 

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: The week that was

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with Business Insider’s Linette Lopez and The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell about Reddit investors disrupting Wall Street, where the economic recovery stands and more for the Weekly Wrap.

Are we in a housing bubble?

Jan 29, 2021
Prices are soaring, but economists expect market conditions to change.
Is the price surge a blip? Many economists say the market conditions behind it are temporary.
David McNew/Getty Images

What a busy holiday season meant for a Utah baker

Jan 29, 2021
Rita Magalde was "swamped" with orders for her baklava in December. When it was over, she called her realtor.
Rita Magalde with some of her sweet treats. Her business boomed during the holiday season.
Carlos Linares/Photo courtesy of Rita Magalde

Record port backups hit California as U.S. consumers supercharge purchases

Jan 29, 2021
Thirty-eight ships are waiting to unload in the Los Angeles area. The shop-from-home explosion is behind the delays.
Bottlenecks at American ports could last through the summer, according to a manufacturing expert. Above, a ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

More electric vehicles promised, but are fleet owners ready?

Jan 29, 2021
There isn’t a lot of experience or trust on which to base calculations about durability and cost savings for electric vehicles.
Consumers may need more concrete data on the benefits of electric vehicles before they commit.
Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19 has veteran bartenders and servers thinking about career moves

Jan 29, 2021
Making drinks and waiting tables used to be fallback occupations for many young people. The coronavirus is changing that.
Some bartenders and servers are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Joy And Pain - Remastered Maze, Frankie Beverly
Chamakay Blood Orange
Confessions Sudan Archives
Ooh Wee (feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife & Saigon) Mark Ronson, Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife, Saigon

The team

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