What’s driving rental car prices so high?
May 27, 2021

What’s driving rental car prices so high?

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Also on the show: Nearly half of U.S. states are cutting federal jobless benefits short, what corporate governance has to do with climate change, and we take a tour of a "ghost kitchen."

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Nearly half of states will cut short federal jobless benefits

May 27, 2021
The economy is steadily improving, but we're not back to "normal."
Conservatives have argued that enhanced unemployment benefits were meant to buffer workers from the worst of the pandemic, which has now passed.
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After defeats in the courtroom and boardroom, is Big Oil at a climate tipping point?

May 27, 2021
Climate activists won seats on Chevron and Exxon's boards, and Shell lost in court. Changes must be big to protect the environment.
Climate activists are advancing in the U.S. But to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, big changes will be required in an energy-hungry world.
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Planning to rent a car? It’s going to cost you.

May 27, 2021
A surge in demand, plus fewer rental cars, plus a chip shortage (and therefore fewer new cars) equals higher prices for travelers.
That summer road trip may cost you way more than you budgeted for.
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Inside a “ghost kitchen” with Kitchen United

May 27, 2021
Delivery-only restaurants are on the rise. Here's what a virtual food hall looks like.
A customer picks up a takeout order at Kitchen United’s pickup center in Pasadena, California where multiple restaurants share one storefront and fill takeout and delivery orders only.
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Music from the episode

Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
First Choice Oddisee
Green Light Lorde
Starfire Cory Wong

The team

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