With surge of delta variant, will downtowns become ghost towns again?
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Plus, the weekly wrap, an understaffed tourist destination and how the delta contagion could restrain consumer spending.
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The Weekly Wrap
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal is joined by ADP’S Nela Richardson and Yahoo Finance’s Brian Cheung to chat about transitory inflation, the debt ceiling and what “macroeconomic time” means for the Fed.
Delta could slow the economy in two main ways: Governments could restrict consumers — again — or consumers could restrict themselves.
In New York, the occupancy rate for commercial office space has been rising, but the delta variant may thwart that revival.
There is a usually a limit on how much consumers will pay for a given product. But figuring out what that limit is not easy.
Gretchen Blough, a customs broker at Logistics Plus in Erie, Pennsylvania, said that the ships, trucks, tariffs and supply shortages are peppering the shipping industry.
Almost every restaurant and business is understaffed this summer. At the same time, there are more tourists on the Cape than ever.