While renters face eviction, a Texas county returns unspent relief aid
Dec 30, 2021

While renters face eviction, a Texas county returns unspent relief aid

Also on the program: how one tourism company navigated travel bans, unpacking today's jobs report and delving into YouTube's approach to content moderation.

Segments From this episode

Job market looks strong as 2021 ends. 2022 looks uncertain.

Dec 30, 2021
Weekly unemployment claims are still hovering at the lowest level we've seen since 1969.
Though first-time unemployment claims are at their lowest point in about 50 years, omicron could disrupt the job market.
Patrick T. Fallon via Getty Images

Make money versus stay healthy: That's the New Year's Eve choice for bars, restaurants

Dec 30, 2021
Omicron is dashing hopes for a return to normal after last year's subdued celebrations.
A closed restaurant in New York during last year's holiday season. As omicron spreads, restaurants are weighing whether to remain open for New Year's — normally one of their most profitable times.
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

The tricky task of policing content creators

From “Marketplace Tech,” Kimberly Adams chats with Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, about the company’s strategies for moderating offensive content.

UK government aids battered hospitality businesses, but is it enough?

Dec 30, 2021
Hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs suffered in December, normally a strong season, due to the pandemic and may need more help.
Bars and restaurants in London were fairly quiet during the normally festive end of December, largely because the coronavirus kept people at home.
Chris J. Ratcliffe via Getty Images

Texas county returns millions in unspent federal rent relief

Dec 30, 2021
Montgomery County officials say there’s been minimal demand for county funds, but others say that’s because the county didn’t make it easily available to renters.
Houston-area renters line up for rent relief assistance at La Iglesia del Pueblo on July 5.
Jen Rice

One tourism company tries to bounce back after being hit with travel bans

Dec 30, 2021
John Gibson, a director at Chobe Holdings, said that although the U.K.'s COVID travel bans hurt business, bookings are starting to pick up.
A picture from one of Chobe Holdings' game drives on Botswana's Boteti River.
John Gibson

Music from the episode

Cool Kids Harmless
Tarova Snarky Puppy
Snowchild The Weeknd
Texas Sun Khruangbin, Leon Bridges

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer