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It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the U.S. Postal Service. We’re about three weeks into the Biden administration, so why is a political lightening rod like Louis DeJoy still running the post office? We’ll explain. Plus: more Elon Musk
Today is the delayed start of the tax-filing season, and it’s likely to be an especially stressful one for IRS employees and filers alike. Processing two rounds of COVID-19 relief has put a strain on the already short-staffed tax agency. And a
Pharmacies are preparing for bot attacks that could game online vaccine registration and snap up available appointments. Plus, while Wall Street worries about more COVID relief sparking inflation, central bankers don’t see it. And, looking back
From the BBC World Service: Brexit and the pandemic contributed to a decline of almost 10% last year. Also, people are moving out of London. Plus, meal kits replace parades for Lunar New Year. And, France plans a labor code reform so you can ea
BNY Mellon, the country’s oldest bank, plans to offer cryptocurrency services to its clients. Plus, a new challenge to the ballot measure that exempted Uber and Lyft from California’s gig economy law. And, the Department of Housing and Urban De
We learned this week that a hacker tried to poison the water supply in a town outside Tampa, Florida. An operator at the plant noticed the intrusion, and there was no significant damage done to the city’s water supply. But the thing is, a lot o
GameStop closed at $51.10 a share today. We’re far away from the heady days of, uh, two weeks ago. But something has still been nagging at us: Why didn’t the beleaguered video game retailer jump on the opportunity to sell some shares and pay d
Another 793,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, and more than 20 million are currently claiming unemployment benefits. A new Pew Research study shows that 66% of unemployed adults in the U.S. have seriously considered chang
The traders who buy stocks like GameStop have moved on to Tilray, which is seeing wild fluctuations in its share price. Plus, stock exchanges challenge a rule change that would make market data open and free. And, an interview with the co-found
We speak with the directors and producers of a new documentary, “9to5: The Story of a Movement,” and look at the history of the grassroots organization of women office workers who demanded better pay, working conditions and opportunities for ad
From the BBC World Service: Without a post-Brexit deal for financial services, EU-based companies are barred from trading shares in the U.K. Plus, oil states face trillions in losses in the move away from fossil fuels. And, Russia’s Sputnik V v
Arguably, the biggest problem with Big Tech is, well, the bigness. A few giant companies gobble up their competition, own the digital advertising and web hosting markets, control the information ecosystem and sometimes control their own rivals’
Well, Elon Musk has been tweeting again. Specifically, he’s been tweeting about how much he loves bitcoin, right after his automaker Tesla bought up $1.5 billion worth of it. Is this a distraction from the company’s China troubles? A scheme ru
This week’s big news is happening in the Senate, but the what-happens-next-with-this-economy? news is happening over in the House, where committees are hammering out details of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The goal
Plus, the latest reading of consumer prices in the U.S. and what they mean for worries about inflation. And, a contact tracing program in Miami Beach, Florida, to keep people healthy and arts venues, hotels and restaurants running.
From the BBC World Service: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted to being late in ordering coronavirus vaccines, being too optimistic about mass production and being too confident about supply security. Plus, could vaccin
The disappearance of regular full-time jobs in the U.S. economy, one example being the trend of independent contractor janitors. You can find the new season of Marketplace’s documentary podcast “The Uncertain Hour” here. Plus, GM reports quarte
Jerry Vazquez was in the cleaning business now, and his clients liked him. They’d leave him notes, some with smiley faces drawn in. But, he says, he was barely getting by on the rates negotiated by Jan-Pro. He started feeling like had little co
When New York University media and culture professor Charlton McIlwain was doing research for his latest book, “Black Software,” he found an encyclopedia about Black inventors, written by Black authors. And it actually said that there wasn’t ev
Why is it so hard to raise the minimum wage? Even the leading expert on the topic isn’t quite sure. It’s one of the few issues that’s broadly popular with Americans, and even some corporate hard-liners are softening. Democrats have been trying
“The issue is that if you do too little, that means that people are going to go hungry,” Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the National Economic Council, told “Marketplace” today. We got him on the phone after President Joe Biden and Treasur
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Its new report says a $15 federal minimum wage would reduce poverty but cost the U.S. jobs. Plus, dispelling the worry that a third round of COVID relief will produce inflation. And, a T
Democrats in the House have released details on some of their priorities for new COVID relief, including what $1,400 stimulus payments might look like. Plus, small business confidence at an eight-month low. And, the IRS is getting ready to acce
From the BBC World Service: Colombia has granted legal status to the undocumented migrants, who will be permitted to work and apply for permanent residency. Also, British supermarkets in the European Union face major supply problems because of
We’ve been talking this week about the digital divide in Indian Country. Reservations lag way behind the rest of the country in terms of access to high-speed internet, but the CARES Act created a billion-dollar fund to help tribes build their o
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