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Women in the corporate world are burning out … but they’re also leading
A new report from McKinsey & Company and Lean In on the state of women in the workplace says burnout among women in corporate America has gotten even worse since last year, but there’s a silver lining in the data. We speak with China correspondent Jennifer Pak about Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is returning to China after an extradition battle with the U.S. over Iran sanction violations. The 74th Tony Awards on Sunday night was a signal that Broadway productions are starting to open back up.
German markets up on election outcome
From the BBC World Service: Germany’s Dax index was up around 0.9% in early trade, as markets absorbed the outcome of Sunday’s election. And in the wake of widespread flooding across Germany earlier this year, we find out how infrastructure might be improved to minimize the impact of climate change.
Tired of robocalls? The FCC is stillllll trying to stop them.
In the U.S., about 20% of calls to cellphones and 40% to landlines are robocalls — many of them scams. Tuesday is the deadline for voice service providers, including some phone companies, to show the Federal Communications Commission what steps they’re taking to stop robocalls. Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra speaks with Brad Reaves, a professor of computer science at North Carolina State University. Reaves said the FCC is telling these companies to be on the lookout for clear signs of fraud.
The cryptocurrency future is not here
China is making big crypto moves. Today, it made all financial transactions involving cryptocurrencies illegal. It also banned crypto mining. At the same time, it’s launching its own digital currency. We’ll dig into what it might mean for crypto’s future. Plus, one thing that hasn’t got better during the pandemic: Mothers are still having a hard time returning to work. And now it’s because of a shortage of child care workers. Also, we nerd out about copyright law and wrap up the week with a round of our favorite game, “Half Full/Half Empty.”
Here’s everything we talked about today:
“China Cracks Down Harder on Cryptocurrency With New Ban” from The New York Times
“Disney Sues to Keep Complete Rights to Marvel Characters” from The New York Times
“Tough Biden calls on Trump executive privilege headed for Jan. 6 probe” from Politico
“‘Can’t Compete’: Why Hiring for Child Care Is a Huge Struggle” from The New York Times
“Six United employees ask court to block vaccination requirement” from CNN
“More Corporate Climate Commitments Are Essential to Limiting the Effects of Global Warming” from Just Capital
“All this talk about the Fed “tapering” bond-buying — what’s it to you?” from “Marketplace”
“Vinyl records are selling at twice the clip of a year ago with no signs of slowing down” from “Marketplace”
“NYC passes new protections for delivery app workers” from “Marketplace”
“New emoji are about to drop, but where do they come from anyway?” from “Marketplace Tech”
Read the transcript here.
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A rodeo returns with fanfare and few masks
For many towns in the West and Midwest, rodeos are a boon to the local economy. Despite the delta variant’s surge, many rodeos have made a return in 2021. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman takes us to Oregon’s Pendleton Round-Up and chats with locals, tourists and health officials about mask enforcement, a boost to business and the return of a rural tradition. Also on today’s program: The Weekly Wrap, the impact ridesharing has on our climate and a shipping-related holiday gift to discount stores.
Deadlines tied to billions – and trillions – are closing in on Congress
Lawmakers in Washington face a number of crucial deadlines in the coming days denominated in hundreds of billions and trillions. There’s funding for the Biden infrastructure plan, plus the feds running out of money and the ability to borrow. Nova Safo joins us with more details. Then we head to Germany, where elections for the next chancellor are taking place. The BBC checks in with the local business climate there to see where business owners stand on some of the issues that could affect them.
Kai on Fridays makes it all worth it
kinda like me on Fridays (avoid me on monday tuesday)’ aaand way to support local LA craft brews Kai!
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Great topics but too giggly and not always very accurate. They don’t hesitate to make things up as filler while talking simultaneously...”wheee-e-e!”