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    The antitrust case against Google

    The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google was a long time coming, but our tech correspondent Molly Wood says a more robust case might have taken a little longer. We’ll talk about the outlook both for the government and big tech.   More

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    China shows what a coronavirus recovery could look like

    China’s GDP rose 4.9% in the third quarter, driven in large part by a resurgence of consumer spending. Today, we’ll dig into China’s post-coronavirus economy. Plus: how the pandemic is changing pharmacies, the lithium rush and rising housing insecurity.   More

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    Americans are on the move

    According to our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, more than a quarter of Americans have recently moved or are considering moving, citing flexibility to work from anywhere and the need to be closer to family.   More

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    Could you handle a surprise $250 expense right now?

    According to our latest poll with Edison Research, nearly half of Americans would find that bill at least somewhat difficult to cover. Today, we’re going to dive into more of our polling data, on household responsibilities and trust in government economic data.   More

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    The holiday shopping season is already here

    Each year, it feels like Black Friday sales come earlier and earlier. And this year is no different — except it’s supply chain issues driving retailers to start their holiday sales before Halloween.   More

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    So … about that relief bill

    Just when you thought the coronavirus relief bill negotiations couldn’t get any sillier, here we are. We’ll kick off today’s show talking about the state of play in Washington, D.C. Plus: IBM’s pivot to the cloud, Yelp’s attempts at fighting racism and why some businesses can’t seem to hire right now.   More

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    The easy part of this recovery is over

    The U.S. economy added a seasonally adjusted 661,000 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. That’s not bad news, but it’s not nearly as good as what we’ve seen in previous months.   More

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    A new month, same ol’ bad economy

    From coast to coast, unemployed workers and their families are facing an uncertain winter. On today’s show, what happens to a local economy when a major industry shuts down, and how furloughed workers are coping.   More

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    Recession alphabet soup

    During last night’s presidential debate, you might (might!) have heard moderator Chris Wallace mention the distinction between a “V-shaped” and “K-shaped” economic recovery. On today’s show, we’ll look at what both letters symbolize.   More

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    A few weeks in, how are colleges doing?

    Millions of students are in college, but not at college, this fall. They’re living and taking classes 100% remotely, but plenty more are on campus for all in-person classes or a hybrid model.   More

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    How does a whole country go carbon neutral?

    At the United Nations General Assembly this week, China, which is the world’s largest polluter, pledged to become carbon neutral by 2060. Today, we’ll look at how that might work. Plus: California’s gas ban, piped-in crowd noise in sports and the history of voter suppression in the United States.   More

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    Thousands of workers are literally stuck at sea

    You might feel adrift in the pandemic and its resulting recession, but not more than the 300,000 commercial ship workers who are stranded at sea right now. On today’s show, we’ll look at their situation.   More

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    Florida is a battleground for voting rights too

    Florida voters said formerly incarcerated people should be able to vote. But the state’s courts said no — not unless those people pay off fines and fees. Now money is pouring into the state to pay off those fees and for the legal fight.   More