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"mariel sierra" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

02:16 min | 7 months ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"And now for some related links, winterson focused a lot in her book on how AI and robots interact with us in our personal lives, but what about at work? A team at the university of Georgia is working with the U.S. Military on research looking at the best way to help robots and humans interact on teams, digging into questions like, how do you get humans to trust a robot when it comes to life and death decisions on the battlefield? We'll have a link to an article about this from psy tech daily on our website, marketplace tech org. And TechCrunch reports Facebook or now meta is working on building more sensitive robots, developing a new kind of artificial skin that will help robots of the future better replicate a sense of touch. Researchers hope that will make assistive robots more gentle in their physical responses, like not gripping someone's arm too tightly, or pressing too hard on a button. And in other Facebook news, the company says it's shutting down its facial recognition system and deleting more than a billion users data in the process. Privacy advocates have been complaining about this for years. Facebook is not, however, getting rid of the software that powered the system. I'm Kimberly Adams, and that's marketplace tech. This is APM. Hey, I'm Mariel Sierra, a senior reporter for marketplace. At marketplace, we often talk about how economic policies affect underrepresented groups. We tell stories that highlight the realities of people who are sometimes left out of the financial hierarchy. But there's a lot more work, media companies need to do to represent these communities. Marketplace is partnering with American public media group in a competition called the next challenge. The mission is to promote racial and gender equity in media. The competition will award $100,000 to groundbreaking startups that will reinvent the media landscape in the coming decade. Applications are due November 7th. To learn more, visit the next challenge dot com. Again, that's the next challenge dot com. Submit now to change the future of media..

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Retailers Try to Hire Tens of Thousands of Workers

All Things Considered

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Retailers Try to Hire Tens of Thousands of Workers

"We're looking for a big jump in retail sales as consumers who got him cashed those $1400 virus relief checks. High retail sales, of course, could mean will be seeing a whole bunch more retail job openings, which would be a good thing. Dollar general in point of fact. Just announced it's looking to hire up to 20,000 people. Other chains IHOP, Taco Bell and McDonald's among them are on hiring sprees as well. But even with the labor market as loose as it's been retailers or having a hard time finding people marketplaces, Marielle Segarra explains, what's going on. We talked a lot about pent up demand this idea that people will spend more money when they get vaccinated that they'll go to restaurants and buy clothes to wear those restaurants and on vacations. Andy, Challenger, Challenger, Gray and Christmas, says retailers are preparing for this. These employers are clearly anticipating a huge surge in demand through the summer through the end of the year as people start to feel safe. But that doesn't mean potential Retail workers feel safe, Shawn Ashworth AlixPartners says. A lot of people are worried about getting sick and they're asking themselves Do I want to go back into retail and work in an environment with high contact with other employees and customers? Or do I want to consider work from home job? A lot of people who used to work in retail have probably found other jobs at home or not. Jed Kolko is chief economist at indeed, during insured when retail wasn't hiring many people, other sectors were manufacturing, warehousing, driving, jobs, Pharmacy and other help Your lady jobs. One obvious way for retailers to attract workers would be to offer more money. And Andy Challenger says some are giving bonuses. But when you look at like small retailers, small restaurants, those businesses have been under enormous pressure for a year. It's been a really, really difficult environment. It's easier for the big retailers. Mariel Sierra for

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Host big vaccination events. Honeywell executive Taylor Smith says the company is contributing its technology like bar code scanning to help patients check in faster and we're deploying some of our camera based on a vision analytics toe look at the flow of cars that are coming through to these drive thru clinics to identify where bottlenecks are Another example. Starbucks. It's good at moving customers through its stores quickly and keeping track of their orders. So it's working with Washington State on the people processing part of the vaccine rollout. There's also the location problem. We need vaccination sites where there's room for people to socially distance and her Disneyland and sports venues. Matthew hammering is with Alex Partners, For example, in Boston Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play is getting turned into a mass vaccination facility. Meanwhile, Wal Mart is offering more of its stores as vaccination sites. And Amazon just sent the Biden administration a letter saying it can help to a Mariel Sierra for marketplace. Coming up my son. I just had to lock him out of the room as he was asking for, like a chocolate chip muffin. Mom's trying to work and mom at home. First Do the numbers. Now Industrials Down 1 79 Today That's points about a half percent ended at 9 30,096. The NASDAQ gained 12 points less than a 10% finished at 5 13,043, the S and P 500 off 11. 3/10 percent 38 41 for the week that down proved about a half percent. NASDAQ grew four and a 10%, the S and P. 500 increased. 1.9% Gamestop slammed up 51%. The company was at the center of a tug of war today between lots of retail traders snap it up the stock and short sellers dumping it. Ford down just dead today. Despite an upgrade from JP Morgan New study, by the way from the market research firm J. D. Power's indicates most electric vehicle owners are happy with their choice 82% of earlier doctors of the technology said they would consider buying another electric vehicle, but fewer said they would buy the same brand. You're listening to marketplace. Marketplace is supported by progressive insurance. Small business protection.

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Host big vaccination events. Honeywell executive Taylor Smith says the company is contributing its technology like bar code scanning to help patients check in faster and we're deploying some of our camera based on a vision analytics toe look at the flow of cars that are coming through to these drive thru clinics to identify where bottlenecks are Another example. Starbucks. It's good at moving customers through its stores quickly and keeping track of their orders. So it's working with Washington State on the people processing part of the vaccine rollout. There's also the location problem. We need vaccination sites where there's room for people to socially distance and her Disneyland and sports venues. Matthew hammering is with Alex Partners, For example, in Boston Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play is getting turned into a mass vaccination facility. Meanwhile, Wal Mart is offering more of its stores as vaccination sites. And Amazon just sent the Biden administration a letter saying it can help to Mariel Sierra for marketplace. Coming up my son. I just had to lock him out of the room as he was asking for, like a chocolate chip muffin. Mom's trying to work and mom. At home, but first Do the numbers down. Industrials Down 1 79 Today That's point. About a half percent ended at 9 30,096. The NASDAQ gained 12 points less than a 10% finished at 5 13,043, the S and P 500 off 11. 3/10 percent 38 41 for the week that down proved about a half percent. NASDAQ grew four ended 10%, the S and P. 500 increased. 1.9% Gamestop slammed up 51%. The company was at the center of a tug of war today between lots of retail traders snapping up the stock and short sellers dumping it. Ford down just dead today despite an upgrade from J. P. Morgan. You studied by the way from the market research firm J. D Power's indicates most electric vehicle owners are happy with their choice. 82% of earlier doctors of the technology said they would consider buying another electric vehicle, but fewer said they would buy the same brand. You're listening to marketplace. Marketplace is supported by progressive insurance. Small business protection.

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

"Host big vaccination events. Honeywell executive Taylor Smith says the company is contributing its technology like bar code scanning to help patients check in faster and we're deploying some of our camera based on a vision analytics toe look at the flow of cars that are coming through to these drive thru clinics to identify where bottlenecks are Another example. Starbucks. It's good at moving customers through its stores quickly and keeping track of their orders. So it's working with Washington State on the people processing part of the vaccine rollout. There's also the location problem. We need vaccination sites where there's room for people to socially distance and her Disneyland and sports venues. Matthew hammering is with Alex Partners, For example, in Boston Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play is getting turned into a mass vaccination facility. Meanwhile, Wal Mart is offering more of its stores as vaccination sites. And Amazon just sent the Biden administration a letter saying it can help to a Mariel Sierra for marketplace. Coming up my son. I just had to lock him out of the room as he was asking for, like a chocolate chip muffin. Mom's trying to work and mom at home, but first Do the numbers. Dow industrials Down 1 79 Today that's points about a half percent ended at 9 30,096. The NASDAQ gained 12 points less than a 10% finished at 5 13,043, the S and P 500 off 11. 3/10 percent 38 41 for the week that down proved about a half percent. NASDAQ grew four and a 10%, the S and P. 500 increased. 1.9% Gamestop slammed up 51%. The company was at the center of a tug of war today between lots of retail traders snapping up the stock and short sellers dumping it. Ford down just dead today. Despite an upgrade from JP Morgan New study, by the way for the market research firm J. D. Power's indicates most electric vehicle owners are happy with their choice 82% of earlier doctors of the technology said they would consider buying another electric vehicle, but fewer said they would buy the same brand. You're listening to marketplace. Marketplace is supported by progressive insurance. Small business protection.

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

"16th Day of November. Good as always, to have you along everybody a couple of things right off the bet. Some of the headline news of the day as we see it, and then as usual, the context of what is going on in this economy. I'm one. Of course. The vaccine news from Madonna, the 2nd 90 plus percent efficiency rate vaccine in one week, the stock market as we know Is not. How do we know that Because I hear it on the radio all the time. We know it's not the economy, but it could give a real time indicator of feelings about the future of this economy overall today. Feeling pretty good eventually item to President elect bite, and he had a meeting today with some corporate CEOs and union leaders. Mary Barra gm such an Adela and Microsoft name a couple Made some remarks afterward, the president elect dead, said he supports a $3 trillion relief package. He wants money to support state and local budgets in there as well. And you said labor unions are gonna have more power while he is in office. Item three. California And here is where things turned more sober. This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom rolled back a host slew of business re openings here in what is, I think? Like the fifth largest economy in the world. If we're country, maybe seventh largest, I forget, but you get my point. Anyway. He did that, as is happening in virtually the whole country, the virus raging out of control. There are echoes in this of what happened back in the spring, when small businesses in particular got clobbered. So marketplaces Eric Embarrass spent her day on the phone with some of those small businesses. When things shut down in the spring, the stampede cocktail club in Seattle Washington Gotta pee Pee. Pee alone, held a go fund me to help support employees, scale back days and hours, sold gift cards and merchandise and to go drinks. I always joke around that we've pivoted so much that our hips hurt. That's general manager Sarah Grind staff, she says. Business revenue is down by 75%. And with this new shutdown looming, I think it's gonna be completely different. I think it's a different ballgame. I think people you know, we didn't know what we were going into the first time. So it was colic. Oh, a pandemic, but now it's like this is a pandemic. And more than half a year later. Many people have been struggling for months, says Matthew Slaughter, an economist at Dartmouth College. Unfortunate more their customers and clients are more stressed financially because of the absence is from the federal government support that have rolled off. That worries Wendelin Scott, who owns yoga source in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When things shut down the first time she had two locations. It was pretty stressful, the psychological and emotional Trusted everybody was under and the intense learning curve tol get everybody online. Then in June, she shuts on one of her studios. Now, most of her classes are online, but she's just breaking. Even She hopes her remaining brick and mortar studio will survive the winter. In Chicago. Candace Pals who owns hair salon, come cc Me, where she makes custom wigs and weaves for her clients hopes she's prepared before the pandemic clients would bring her hair bundles and sheets, Val them in shop. Now Kyle's buys the hair styles. It sends it to customers and then virtually walks them through how to do it themselves. We don't even have to touch each other, see each other anything so now I actually the profits are higher. Houses optimistic, but her business depends on clients with disposable income and how they weather the covert 19. Winter America. Barris for Marketplace we talked on Friday if you remember about the holiday shopping season and how retailers are outfitting their warehouses to get ready for a pandemic induced Serge in online sales. Was a whole bunch of logistics They have to worry about and staffing and I t stuff Also, though, some simpler things is marketplaces, Marielle Segarra reports in a pandemic Retailers kinda have to take the sales they can get. But this whole shift online shopping over the holidays. Is going to cost them because they have to spend money on things like cardboard boxes. If it's a very small box, it could be in the sense. If it's a very large box. It can be dollars. Brian Smith is an executive at Georgia Pacific. It makes corrugated cardboard boxes, he says box orders for online retail are up by more than 30% compared to last year. It's certainly been a challenge because we're taking extraordinary steps to keep all of our employees say which can slow production down considerably, so sometimes it involves running extra hours and into the weekends to keep up with demand. Also, the company's paper mills are running a full capacity, and Georgia Pacific has been buying paper from small suppliers when it can't make enough. In recent earnings calls. Other cardboard box makers have also said demand is off the charts. David Mark odd, a Cantar says. We're not seeing a shortage of cardboard boxes in the US at this point. But with covert related shipping delays, it might be tough to get all the boxes to retailers when they need them. The boxes have to be shipped from the manufacturer to whoever is going to be using them being Amazon target WalMart dissenter One scenario If a worker at a warehouse doesn't have the right sized box, they could use the wrong size you her order a bottle, a hand soap online, and it shows up rolling around in a box that could fit a pair of knee high boots. When things are getting pressed and things are going quickly, and they can't grab the box that's really suited for a box of stuff. So grab whatever box because I got to keep the line moving, which costs a little more and doesn't always go over so well with customers who see it is wasteful. Mariel Sierra for marketplace. This was one of those days on Wall Street where you knew right from the jump that the algorithms we're going to go wild. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Number one app yesterday for both Android and iPhone users was the social media platform parlor. It is geared distinctly to conservatives, right wing conservatives. We should say, who say they do without grounding in any kind.

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"16th Day of November. Good as always, to have you along everybody a couple of things right off the bet. Some of the headline news of the day as we see it, and then as usual, the context of what is going on in this economy. I'm one. Of course. The vaccine news from Madonna, the 2nd 90 plus percent efficiency rate vaccine in one week, the stock market as we know Is not. How do we know that Because I hear it on the radio all the time. We know it's not the economy, but it can give a real time indicator of feelings about the future of this economy overall today. Feeling pretty good eventually item to President elect bite, and he had a meeting today with some corporate CEOs and union leaders. Mary Barra gm such an Adela and Microsoft name a couple Made some remarks afterward, the president elect dead, said he supports a $3 trillion relief package. He wants money to support state and local budgets in there as well. And you said labor unions are gonna have more power while he is in office. Item three. California And here is where things turned more sober. This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom rolled back a host slew of business re openings here in what is, I think? Like the fifth largest economy in the world. If we're country, maybe seventh largest, I forget, but you get my point. Anyway. He did that, as is happening in virtually the whole country, the virus raging out of control. There are echoes in this of what happened back in the spring, when small businesses in particular got clobbered. So marketplaces Eric Embarrass spent her day on the phone with some of those small businesses. When things shut down in the spring, the stampede cocktail club in Seattle Washington Gotta pee Pee. Pee alone, held a go fund me to help support employees, scale back days and hours, sold gift cards and merchandise and to go drinks. I always joke around that we've pivoted so much that our hipsters That's general manager Sarah Grind staff, she says. Business revenue is down by 75%. And with this new shutdown looming, I think it's gonna be completely different. I think it's a different ballgame. I think people you know, we didn't know what we were going into the first time. So it was colic. Oh, a pandemic, but now it's like this is a pandemic. And more than half a year later. Many people have been struggling for months, says Matthew Slaughter, an economist at Dartmouth College. Unfortunate more their customers and clients are more stressed financially because of the absence from the federal government support that have rolled off. That worries Wendelin Scott, who owns yoga source in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When things shut down the first time she had two locations. It was pretty stressful, the psychological and emotional Trust that everybody was under and the intense learning curve tol get everybody a line. Then in June, she shuts on one of her studios. Now, most of her classes are online, but she's just breaking. Even. She hopes her remaining brick and mortar studio will survive the winter in Chicago. Candace Cowles, who owns hair salon, come cc me where she makes custom wigs and weaves for her clients. Hopes she's prepared before the pandemic. Clients would bring her hair bundles, and she'd style them in shop. Now, Kyle's buys the hair styles it since it's a customers and then virtually walks them through how to do it themselves. We don't even have to touch each other, see each other Anything. So now I actually the profits are higher Cows is optimistic, but her business depends on clients with disposable income and how they weather the covert 19. Winter America. Barris for Marketplace we talked on Friday if you remember about the holiday shopping season and how retailers are outfitting their warehouses to get ready for a pandemic induced Serge in online sales. Was a whole bunch of logistics They have to worry about and staffing and I t stuff Also, though, some simpler things is marketplaces, Marielle Segarra reports. In a pandemic Retailers kinda have to take the sales they can get. But this whole shift to online shopping over the holidays is going to cost them because they have to spend money on things like cardboard boxes. It's a very small box. It could be in the sense. If it's a very large box. It can be dollars. Brian Smith is an executive at Georgia Pacific. It makes corrugated cardboard boxes. He says box orders for online retail are up by more than 30% compared to last year. It's certainly been a challenge because we're taking extraordinary steps to keep all of our employees say which can slow production down considerably. So sometimes it involves running extra hours and into the weekends to keep up with demand. Also, the company's paper mills are running a full capacity, and Georgia Pacific has been buying paper from small suppliers when it can't make enough. In recent earnings calls. Other cardboard box makers have also said demand is off the charts. David Mark odd, a Cantar says. We're not seeing a shortage of cardboard boxes in the US at this point. But with covert related shipping delays, it might be tough to get all the boxes to retailers when they need them. The boxes have to be shipped from the manufacturer to whoever is going to be using them being Amazon target WalMart dissenter One scenario If a worker in a warehouse doesn't have the right sized box, they could use the wrong size. You ever order a bottle, a hand soap online, and it shows up rolling around in a box that could fit a pair of knee high boots. When things are getting pressed and things are going quickly, and they can't grab the box that's really suited for a box of stuff. So grab whatever box because I got to keep the line moving, which costs a little more and doesn't always go over so well with customers who see it is wasteful. Mariel Sierra for marketplace. This was one of those days on Wall Street where you knew right from the jump that the algorithms we're going to go wild. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. The number one app yesterday for both Android and iPhone users was the social media platform parlor. It is geared distinctly to conservatives, right wing conservatives, We should say..

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:57 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Today, the 16th Day of November. Good as always, to have you along everybody a couple of things right off the bat. Some of the headline news of the day as we see it, and then as usual, the context of what is going on in this economy. Adam one, of course, the vaccine news from Madonna, the 2nd 90 plus percent efficiency rate vaccine in one week, the stock market as we know Is not. How do we know that Because I hear it on the radio all the time. We know it's not the economy, but it can give a real time indicator of feelings about the future of this economy overall today. Feeling pretty good eventually item to President elect bite, and he had a meeting today with some corporate CEOs and union leaders. Mary Barra gm such an Adela and Microsoft name a couple Made some remarks afterward, the president elect dead, said he supports a $3 trillion relief package. He wants money to support state and local budgets in there as well. And You said labor unions are gonna have more power while he is in office. Item three. California And here is where things turned more sober. This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom rolled back a host slew of business re openings here in what is, I think? Like the fifth largest economy in the world. If we're country, maybe seventh largest, I forget, but you get my point. Anyway. He did that, as is happening in virtually the whole country, the virus raging out of control. There are echoes in this of what happened back in the spring, when small businesses in particular got clobbered. So marketplaces Eric Embarrass spent her day on the phone with some of those small businesses. When things shut down in the spring, the stampede cocktail club in Seattle Washington Gotta pee Pee. Pee alone, held a go fund me to help support employees, scale back days and hours, sold gift cards and merchandise and to go drinks. I always joke around that we've pivoted so much that our hips hurt. That's general manager Sarah Grind staff, she says. Business revenue is down by 75%. And with this new shutdown looming, I think it's gonna be completely different. I think it's a different ballgame. I think people you know, we we didn't know what we were going into the first time. So it was colic. Oh, a pandemic, but now it's like This is a pandemic and more than half a year later. Many people have been struggling for months, says Matthew Slaughter, an economist at Dartmouth College. Unfortunate more their customers and clients are more stressed financially because of the absence is from the federal government support that have rolled off. That worries Wendelin Scott, who owns yoga source in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When things shut down the first time she had two locations. It was pretty stressful, the psychological and emotional Trust that everybody was under and then the intense learning curve tol get everybody a line. Then in June, she shuts on one of her studios. Now, most of her classes are online, but she's just breaking. Even. She hopes her remaining brick and mortar studio will survive the winter in Chicago. Candace Cowles, who owns hair salon, come cc me where she makes custom wigs and weaves for her clients. Hopes she's prepared before the pandemic. Clients would bring her hair bundles and sheets, Val them and shop. Now Kyle's buys the hair styles it since it's a customers and then virtually walks them through how to do it themselves. We don't even have to touch each other, see each other Anything. So now I actually the profits are higher. Kyle's is optimistic, but her business depends on clients with disposable income and how they weather the covert 19 Winter America. Barris for Marketplace we talked on Friday if you remember about the holiday shopping season and how retailers are outfitting their warehouses to get ready for a pandemic induced Serge in online sales. Was a whole bunch of logistics. They have to worry about and staffing and I d stuff. Also, though, some simpler things is marketplaces, Marielle Segarra reports in a pandemic Retailers kinda have to take the sales they can get. But this whole shift to online shopping over the holidays. Is going to cost them because they have to spend money on things like cardboard boxes. It's a very small box. It could be in the sense that it's a very large box. It can be dollars. Smith is an executive at Georgia Pacific. It makes corrugated cardboard boxes, he says box orders for online retail are up by more than 30% compared to last year. It's certainly been a challenge because we're taking extraordinary steps to keep all of our employees say which can slow production down considerably, so sometimes it involves running extra hours and into the weekends to keep up with demand. Also, the company's paper mills are running a full capacity, and Georgia Pacific has been buying paper from small suppliers when it can't make enough. In recent earnings calls. Other cardboard box makers have also said demand is off the charts. David Mark odd, a Cantar says. We're not seeing a shortage of cardboard boxes in the US at this point. But with covert related shipping delays, it might be tough to get all the boxes to retailers when they need them. The boxes have to be shipped from the manufacturer to whoever is going to be using them being Amazon target WalMart dissector one scenario If a worker at a warehouse doesn't have the right sized box, they could use the wrong size ever order a bottle a hand soap online, and it shows up rolling around in a box that could fit a pair of knee high boots. When things are getting pressed, and things are going quickly, and they can't grab the box that's really suited for a box of stuff. So grab whatever box because I got to keep the line moving, which costs a little more and doesn't always go over so well with customers who see it is wasteful. Mariel Sierra for marketplace. This was one of those days on Wall Street where you knew right from the jump that the algorithms we're going to go wild. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Number one app.

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

"The 16th Day of November. Good as always, to have you along everybody a couple of things right off the bet. Some of the headline news of the day as we see it, and then as usual, the context of what is going on in this economy. Adam one, of course, the vaccine news from Madonna, the 2nd 90 plus percent efficiency rate vaccine in one week, the stock market as we know Is not. How do we know that Because I hear it on the radio all the time. We know it's not the economy, but it can give a real time indicator of feelings about the future of this economy overall today. Feeling pretty good eventually item to President elect bite, and he had a meeting today with some corporate CEOs and union leaders. Mary Barra gm such an Adela and Microsoft name a couple Made some remarks afterward, the president elect dead, said he supports a $3 trillion relief package. He wants money to support state and local budgets in there as well. And You said labor unions are gonna have more power while he is in office. Item three. California And here is where things turned more sober. This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom rolled back a host slew of business re openings here in what is, I think? Like the fifth largest economy in the world. If we're country, maybe seventh largest, I forget, but you get my point. Anyway. He did that, as is happening in virtually the whole country, the virus raging out of control. There are echoes in this of what happened back in the spring, when small businesses in particular got clobbered. So marketplaces Eric Embarrass spent her day on the phone with some of those small businesses. When things shut down in the spring, the stampede cocktail club in Seattle Washington Gotta pee Pee. Pee alone, held a go fund me to help support employees, scale back days and hours, sold gift cards and merchandise and to go drinks. I always joke around that we've pivoted so much that our hipsters That's general manager Sarah Grind staff, she says. Business revenue is down by 75%. And with this new shutdown looming, I think it's gonna be completely different. I think it's a different ballgame. I think people you know, we didn't know what we were going into the first time. So it was colic. Oh, a pandemic, but now it's like this is a pandemic. And more than half a year later. Many people have been struggling for months, says Matthew Slaughter, an economist at Dartmouth College. Unfortunate more their customers and clients are more stressed financially because of the absence from the federal government support that have rolled off. That worries Wendelin Scott, who owns yoga source in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When things shut down the first time she had two locations. It was pretty stressful, the psychological and emotional Trusted everybody was under and the intense learning curve tol get everybody a line. Then in June, she shuts on one of her studios. Now, most of her classes are online, but she's just breaking. Even. She hopes her remaining brick and mortar studio will survive the winter in Chicago. Candace Cowles, who owns hair salon, come cc me where she makes custom wigs and weaves for her clients. Hopes she's prepared before the pandemic. Clients would bring her hair bundles and sheets, pal them in shop. Now Kyle's buys the hair styles it since it's a customers and then virtually walks them through how to do it themselves. We don't even have to touch each other, see each other Anything. So now I actually the profits are higher Cows is optimistic, but her business depends on clients with disposable income and how they weather the covert 19. Winter America. Barris for Marketplace we talked on Friday if you remember about the holiday shopping season and how retailers are outfitting their warehouses to get ready for a pandemic induced Serge in online sales. There's a whole bunch of logistics they have to worry about and staffing and I t stuff Also, though, some simpler things is marketplaces, Marielle Segarra reports in a pandemic Retailers kinda have to take the sales they can get. But this whole shift online shopping over the holidays. Is going to cost them because they have to spend money on things like cardboard boxes. It's it's a very small box. It could be in the sense. If it's a very large box. It can be dollars. Smith is an executive at Georgia Pacific. It makes corrugated cardboard boxes, he says box orders for online retail are up by more than 30% compared to last year. It's certainly been a challenge because we're taking extraordinary steps to keep all of our employees say which can slow production down considerably, so sometimes it involves running extra hours and into the weekends to keep up with demand. Also, the company's paper mills are running a full capacity, and Georgia Pacific has been buying paper from small suppliers when it can't make enough. In recent earnings calls. Other cardboard box makers have also said demand is off the charts. David Mark odd, a Cantar says. We're not seeing a shortage of cardboard boxes in the US at this point, but with covert related shipping delays, it might be tough to get all the boxes to retailers when they need them. The boxes have to be shipped from the manufacturer to whoever is going to be using them being Amazon target WalMart dissenter One scenario. If a worker in a warehouse doesn't have the right sized box, they could use the wrong size ever order a bottle, a hand soap online, and it shows up rolling around in a box that could fit a pair of knee high boots. When things are getting pressed and things are going quickly, and they can't grab the box that's really suited for a box of soap. So grab whatever box because I got to keep the line moving, which cost a little more and doesn't always go over so well with customers. Who see it is wasteful. Mariel Sierra for marketplace. This was one of those days on Wall Street where you knew right from the jump that the algorithms were gonna go wild. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Number one app yesterday for both Android and iPhone users was the social media platform parlor. It is geared distinctly to conservatives, right wing conservatives, We should say. Who say they do.

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KQED Radio

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The unprecedented forced sale of a foreign owned company to an American one in this case, two American companies, the Trump Administration announced Sunday. That the tech firm Oracle and the retailer WalMart will take a stake in TIC Tac and create a new entity headquartered in the United States. Now there are still a lot of questions about national security and user data, especially since Chinese owner Bite Dance remains the majority stakeholder and the US based entity may not actually control the underlying technology. We actually don't know for sure yet. So for today, let's put on our business hats and look at what Oracle and Wal Mart would get out of the deal. Marketplaces Mariel Sierra reports for Oracle. This is really about growing. It's cloud storage business. It rents server space to other companies like Zoom and soon Tic Tac so they could store their data, but that business is a lot smaller than its cloud competitors. John Freeman at Safari Research, says Amazon, Google and Microsoft have a lot of very large data centers, and that's an asset. An entire data center can go down. They could keep on chugging. That's the kind of reliability that you get when you have that kind of scale. So he says, Getting bigger thanks to this TIC tac deal could help Oracle land even more high profile lucrative contracts. As for Wal Mart, this partnership is also about data the kind TIC tac collects on this users. Lay Duran is a senior VP at Cantar. They're tracking engagement. Time spent what you're looking at where you came from, and then any click throughs that could help WalMart figure out what's trendy, particularly among the people who tend to use Tic Tac. You know, the youth's at impressed men is a managing director at Alex Partners with TIC Tac. You're getting a global audience with highly engaged users in a demographic that we came across the world are seeking to better understand there is a risk here for both companies. John Freeman at CFR says. Sure, Tic Tac is the hot social media app right now, But maybe in a couple of years we don't pick 10 year old teen demographic. You know, uses Nick Macher blue blue percent, You know, whatever. Whatever The next flavor of cool mobile app is right. Also buying a stake in Tic Tac could put both companies in the middle of the endless fights between the US and China over technology and everything else. Mariel Segarra for marketplace Already this year, California has battled.

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Sale of a foreign owned company to an American one. In this case, two American companies, the Trump Administration announced Sunday that the tech firm Oracle and the retailer Walmart We'll take a stake in Tic Tac and create a new entity headquartered in the United States. Now there are still a lot of questions about national security and user data, especially since Chinese owner Bite Dance remains the majority stakeholder and the US based entity may not actually control the underlying technology. We actually don't know for sure yet. So for today, let's put on our business hats and look at what Oracle and Wal Mart would get out of the deal. Marketplaces Mariel Sierra reports for Oracle. This is really about growing. It's cloud storage business. It rents server space to other companies like Zoom and soon Tic Tac so they can store their data, but that business is a lot smaller than its cloud competitors. John Freeman at Safari Research, says Amazon, Google and Microsoft have a lot of very large data centers, and that's an asset. An entire data center can go down. They can keep on chugging. That's the kind of reliability that you get when you have that kind of scale. So he says, Getting bigger thanks to this TIC tac deal could help Oracle land even more high profile lucrative contracts. As for Wal Mart, this partnership is also about data the kind TIC tac collects on its users. Lay Duran is a senior VP at Cantar. They're tracking engagement. Time spent what you're looking at where you came from, and then any click throughs that could help WalMart figure out what's trendy, particularly among the people who tend to use Tic Tac. You know, the youth's at impress men is a managing director at Alex. Partners With talk, You're getting a global audience with highly engaged users in a demographic that retailers across the world are seeking to better understand Tourism riskier for both companies. John Freeman at CFR says, Sure Tic tac is the hot social media app right now, But maybe in a couple of years we don't pick 10 year old demographic. You know, you lose Nick Macher, blue blue percent, You know, whatever Right, whatever the next flavor of cool mobile app is right. Also buying a stake in Tic Tac could put both companies in the middle of the endless fights between the US and China over technology. And everything else. Mariel Segarra for marketplace. We turn now to the cove it economy. Hundreds of thousands of Californians are still waiting to receive unemployment benefits three weeks or longer after applying for them. That's according to a special commission that Governor Gavin Newsom appointed to look into the state's unemployment system. In fact, the governor's so called strike team documented so many problems that it actually told the state to stop accepting new applications for two weeks, while California catches up and starts working on a new system, But as marketplaces, Mitchell Hartman reports, these problems are not just happening in California. The surgeon. Jobless claims revealed some deep seated problems with California's unemployment system, among them antiquated software and a glitchy I D verification system for preventing fraud. These kinds of problems of surface nationwide since the pandemic hit, says Michael Strain at the American Enterprise Institute. It's not a surprise that it was a shock to the system. In a matter of weeks in March, claims nationwide jumped from around 200,000 to more than six million and have remained historically high ever since strain, says states under invested in their unemployment systems for decades before the pandemic, the infrastructure that many states we're using is really outdated and needs to be upgraded. Every state runs its own unemployment system with different eligibility rules and application process. Is Michelle ever more at the national employment Law Project points out in some states to reset your password? You have to call in and get a new one sent in the mail. Her list of fixes starts with more uniform national standards having that system be able to reset your password having it be open 24 7. Making sure that you can upload forms with a mobile device being able to get information easily about where you are in the process. The current system isn't serving its primary function for many laid off workers, says University of Oklahoma economist Gary Hoover. Namely providing income so they can keep paying their bills and that's hitting the workers who need it. The most. The hardest hit went about my income distribution, women minorities. Are going to be damaged even more so than the general public, he says. Those workers have less in the way of assets to tide them over until the next job comes along. I'm Mitchell Hartmann for Marketplace. On Wall Street today, a big BuzzFeed news report had markets rattled. Leaked documents showed that the world's biggest banks seemed to have ignored some $2 trillion in suspicious transactions. You know, dirty money, and there may be more bombshells coming, bank stocks dropped in, so did the rest of the market. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Already this year, California has battled some of its largest.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

06:47 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of August. It is always to have along everybody. Athletes in at least five professional sports leagues, the N ba the WN BA Major League Baseball, Major League soccer and tennis. I've decided to paraphrase one of those athletes that they are black Americans first and athletes second and so have decided not to play for the time being. The decision, of course, comes in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the other day also many other black men and women in many other cities through time. These athletes want fundamentally police and criminal justice reform. Right marketplaces Mariel Cigar gets is going with what leverage those athletes actually have. And how long it might last. Last night. Elizabeth Williams, who plays for the WNBA's Atlanta dream, made a statement She and the other teams would not be playing and she didn't ask for their fans. If you truly believe that black lives matter, then vote Go and complete the 2020 census now. Don't wait. If we wait, We don't make change. Pro athletes have a platform and in this case, they're using it to reach out directly to fans and viewers. Laurie Latrice Martin calls what they're doing a strike. She teaches sociology in African American studies at Louisiana State University. By striking they're providing inspiration for those that are on the frontline and those that are involved in various grassroots effort. But what about more direct financial pressure? Players are withholding their labour, hoping their demands will be met. That's a little trickier when they refused to play that does hurt the bottom line for leagues and team owners who could try to force change the India is on my millionaires and billionaires. Do you have a lot of Erik Loomis, who teaches history at the University of Rhode Island, says owners could use that power to lobby state legislatures. Like Milwaukee, Bucks players are doing. They're trying to get Wisconsin lawmakers to pass police reform legislation. But highly elected response and legislation is gonna listen to that Wisconsin legislatures dominated by conservative Republicans who had been opposed to these protests and have been very supportive of the police. In normal times. Players would also have some leverage over local governments. When teams play in a city that city collects tax dollars from parking and concessions. But there are no fans in stadiums right now so they can't pull that lever. Mariel Sierra for marketplace. Quick swing by the labor market here. First of all, we got the now regularly abysmal reading on first time claims for unemployment benefits this morning a tad more than a million people lost their jobs in the week ending this past Saturday, especially hard hit. Restaurants. Even before the Corona virus, they were dealing with labor shortages, Nowthe long hours and the low wages Come with the threat of disease exposure marketplace of Kristen Schwab has that one. Michelle Kaufman owns the Paddle Trap Burgers and Comfort Food type restaurant near Bismarck, North Dakota, and she spends a part of her day every day, posting jobs on indeed. For every dozen interviews, she nuts about one higher and the often last just a few shifts. When she asked why they'll say, you know, I didn't realize how many people I was going to be around every day, and I don't really want to take this home to my family. The virus is hurting her bottom line. The staffing shortages, annoying potential customers who are eager to eat out. Guests will come in and won't have to tell them that we're on a 30 minute weights and they don't understand why we would be on away when we have empty table. The restaurant industry came into the cove in crisis with the hiring problem. Lots of workers think of food jobs as transitional. Also, the food service industry was growing too fast, says the University of New Mexico's Eli Wilson, who's writing a book about restaurant labor. They're already was kind of more jobs to fill on DH. Maybe not enough bodies willing to do this kind of work. Another factor. A lot of people who do this work on the extreme ends of the age spectrum. Many are older workers who are more susceptible to the virus, and many are younger. Living at home with parents. Alec Susskind directs the Food and Beverage Institute at Cornell. The risks definitely outweigh the benefits for some of these folks. If they need the money, they may be able to find other types of work that might be less less risky. Possibly like retail or gig work, which can sometimes pay more than the average restaurant worker's salary of $22,000 a year. I'm Kristen Schwab for marketplace. Since May, the Census Bureau has been releasing a weekly survey on how small businesses are feeling. And in the latest figures released today, nearly 44% of respondents said they're businesses have seen a moderate decline due to the pandemic. Well, we decided to do our own survey. Yes, on scientific anecdotal, but with actual people and their actual stories. Last winter, we followed three small businesses through the holiday shopping season, and we have decided to give them a call back. Now that You know now that everything has changed right? First up an e commerce company in downtown Los Angeles. I'm Patty Delgado on the founder and CEO of Head Man. We design apparel, accessories and stationery that are all Latina inspired. Our planners are basically our key item every year and this year for having tio order than even farther in advance, And we normally would just to make sure that we have these planners on time. Andi, I'm honestly like a little bit worried. This is our first year ordering inventory through a boat. And that takes a really long time. But you know, at this point that's like even a little bit more secure than getting things on a plane. I think the health of so many industries also impacts the well being of my business like everything is interconnected, and I think that things take longer because of sourcing. So I think like there really is kind of like this. This trickle effect or like everything just feels so related, so I think no business or no industry is really totally immune to this. It was Patty Delgado. She's the CEO of the Ramada in Los Angeles. Downtown L A to more small business people coming up later on the program. On Wall Street today, honestly, kind of met Andrzej Pals big inflation speech. We'll have the details when we do the numbers..

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:47 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

"In at least five professional sports leagues, the N ba the WN BA Major League Baseball, Major League soccer and tennis. Have decided to paraphrase one of those athletes that they are black Americans first and athletes second and so have decided not to play for the time being. The decision, of course, comes in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the other day also many other black men and women in many other cities through time. These athletes want fundamentally police and criminal justice reform, right marketplace and marry a cigar gets is going with what leverage those athletes actually have. And how long it might last. Last night. Elizabeth Williams, who plays for the WNBA's Atlanta dream, made a statement She and the other teams would not be playing and she didn't ask for their fans. If you truly believe that black lives matter, then vote Go and complete the 2020 census now. Don't wait. If we wait, We don't make change. Pro athletes have a platform and in this case, they're using it to reach out directly to fans and viewers. Laurie Latrice Martin calls what they're doing a strike. She teaches sociology in African American studies at Louisiana State University. By striking they're providing inspiration for those that are on the frontline and those that are involved in various grassroots effort. But what about more direct financial pressure players are withholding their labour, hoping their demands will be met. That's a little trick here when they refused to play that does hurt the bottom line for leagues and team owners who could try to force change the end A is on my billionaires and millionaires. Do you have a lot of Erik Loomis, who teaches history at the University of Rhode Island, says owners could use that power to lobby state legislatures like Milwaukee Bucks players are doing. They're trying to get Wisconsin lawmakers to pass police reform legislation. But highly elected response in legislation is going to listen to that Wisconsin legislatures dominated by pretty conservative Republicans, who had been opposed to these protests and have been very supportive of the police. In normal times. Players would also have some leverage over local governments. When teams play in a city that city collects tax dollars from parking and concessions. But there are no fans in stadiums right now so they can't pull that lever. Mariel Sierra for marketplace. Quick swing by the labor market here. First of all, we got the now regularly abysmal reading on first time claims for unemployment benefits this morning a tad more than a million people lost their jobs in the week ending this past Saturday, especially hard hit. Restaurants. Even before the Corona virus, they were dealing with labor shortages, Nowthe long hours and the low wages Come with the threat of disease exposure marketplace of Kristen Schwab has that one. Michelle Kaufman owns the Paddle Trap Burgers and Comfort Food type restaurant near Bismarck, North Dakota, and she spends a part of her day every day, posting jobs on indeed. For every dozen interviews, she nuts about one higher and the often last just a few shifts. When she asked why they'll say, you know, I didn't realize how many people I was going to be around every day, and I don't really want to take this home to my family. The virus is hurting her bottom line. The staffing shortages annoying potential customers who are eager to eat out. Guests will come in and we'll have to tell them that we're on a 30 minute weights and they don't understand why we would be on a weight when we have empty table. The restaurant industry came into the cove in crisis with the hiring problem. Lots of workers think of food jobs as transitional. Also, the food service industry was growing too fast, says the University of New Mexico's Eli Wilson, who's writing a book about restaurant labor. They're already was kind of more jobs to fill on DH. Maybe not enough bodies willing to do this kind of work. Another factor. A lot of people who do this work on the extreme ends of the age spectrum. Many are older workers who are more susceptible to the virus, and many are younger. Living at home with parents. Alec Susskind directs the Food and Beverage Institute at Cornell. The risk definitely outweigh the benefits for some of these votes. If they need the money, they may be able to find other types of work that might be less less risky. Possibly like retail or gig work, which can sometimes pay more than the average restaurant worker's salary of $22,000 a year. I'm Kristen Schwab for marketplace. Since May, the Census Bureau has been releasing a weekly survey on how small businesses are feeling. And in the latest figures released today, nearly 44% of respondents said they're businesses have seen a moderate decline due to the pandemic. Well, we decided to do our own survey. Yes, on scientific anecdotal, but with actual people and their actual stories. Last winter, we followed three small businesses through the holiday shopping season, and we have decided to give them a call back. Now that You know now that everything has changed right? First up an e commerce company in downtown Los Angeles. I'm Patty Delgado in the founder and CEO of he had the man today we design apparel, accessories and stationery that are all Latina inspired. Our planners are basically our key item every year, and this year we're having Teo order than even farther in advance. And we normally would just to make sure that we have these planners on time on time. Honestly, like a little bit worried. This is our first year ordering inventory through a boat. And that takes a really long time. But you know, at this point that's like even a little bit more secure than getting things on a plane. I think the health of so many industries also impacts the well being of my business like everything is interconnected, and I think that things take longer because of sourcing. So I think like there really is kind of like this. This trickle effect or like everything just feels so related, so I think no business or no industry is really totally immune to this. That was Patty Delgado. She's the CEO of the Sumatra in Los Angeles. Downtown L, A. No more small business people coming up later on the program. On Wall Street today, honestly, kind of met Andrzej Pals big inflation speech. We'll have the details when we do the numbers..

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:51 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Days after George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota, the fashion designer and business owner or James posted a call out to retailers on her instagram. If those retailers really wanted to support the black community, she said they would pledge to devote 15% of their shelf space to black owned businesses because nearly 15% of the US population is black. Some big companies have signed on so far, and West Elm are two of them. Marketplaces. Mariel Cigar checked in with James to see how it's going. Aurora James, founder of the shoe and Handbag company, Brother Valleys, says the 15% pledge was born out of frustration. I was seeing all of these e mails and posts on Instagram from these businesses that said, We stand with you and we support you and as a black woman and a black entrepreneur. I really wasn't feeling like they were standing with mere supporting me. So, she said. Show me. She quickly started a 15% pledge website and created a nonprofit and companies started to sign on James's asking retailers to take three steps first figure out what percentage of your products are made by black owned businesses. Second figure out how you got there like maybe you're not incentivizing your buyers to seek out different brands. Maybe people have spent so much time buying Michael cores. There's like no space, Teo, you know, Try buying a Christopher John Rogers air You know another black own brand. The third step, come up with a plan to get to 15% Artemus Patrick is an executive at Sephora, which took the pledge The people that are buying beauty they are divers on they deserve. To be buying products from founders that look like them and have the same beauty needs. The company has found that only seven of the 290 brands its cells are black owned. Patrick says Sephora plans to address the barriers many black business owners face like access to capital. We will be providing connections, too, and support from Thunder's so that these companies have the financial resources they need, and, unfortunately often don't have access to. James says Retailers could also give deposits to small business owners upfront so they can make the products. A few other companies have signed on to the Pledge. West Elm Rent the runway and the cannabis Dispensary Med men, and James says there's a business case for more retailers to do the same. I, as a black woman know that I'm no longer comfortable shopping at retailers that aren't committing Tio my community, she says. Other shoppers are paying attention to Mariel Sierra for marketplace. It was a headline a couple of weeks ago, maybe a song that Kraft Heinz, the process food conglomerate, is going to rebrand its eponymous macaroni and cheese..

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Days after George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota, the fashion designer and business owner or James posted a call out to retailers on her instagram. If those retailers really wanted to support the black community, she said they would pledge to devote 15% of their shelf space to black owned businesses because nearly 15% of the US population is black. Some big companies have signed on so far, and West Elm are two of them. Marketplaces. Mariel cigarette checked in with James to see how it's going. Aurora James, founder of the shoe and Handbag company, Brother Valleys, says the 15% pledge was born out of frustration. I was seeing all of these emails and posts on Instagram from these businesses that said, We stand with you, and we support you. And as a black woman and a black entrepreneur, I really wasn't Feeling like they were standing with mere supporting me. So, she said, Show me. She quickly started a 15% pledge website and created a nonprofit and company started to sign on. James is asking retailers to take three steps first figure out what percentage of your products are made by black owned businesses. Second figure out how you got there like maybe you're not incentivizing your buyers to seek out different brands. Maybe people have spent so much time buying Michael cores, and there's like no space, Teo, you know, try buying a Christopher John Rogers. Or, you know another black own brand. The third step come up with a plan to get to 15%. Artemus Patrick is an executive at Sephora, which took the pledge the people that are buying beauty they are divers on. They deserve to be buying products from founders that look like them and have the same beauty needs. The company has found that only seven of the 290 brands its cells are black owned. Patrick says Sephora plans to address the barriers many black business owners face like access to capital. We will be providing connections, too, and support from Thunder's so that these companies have the financial resources they need, and, unfortunately often don't have access to. James says Retailers could also give deposits to small business owners upfront so they can make the products. A few other companies have signed on to the Pledge. West Elm Rent the runway and the cannabis Dispensary Med men, and James says there's a business case for more retailers to do the same. I as a black woman know that I'm no longer comfortable shopping at retailers that aren't committing Tio my community. She says. Other shoppers are paying attention to Mariel Sierra for marketplace. It was a headline a couple of weeks ago, maybe a song that Kraft Heinz, the process food conglomerate, is going to rebrand its.

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KCRW

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

"Mariel Sierra for marketplace. It was a headline a couple of weeks ago, maybe a song that Kraft Heinz, the process food conglomerate, is going to rebrand its eponymous macaroni and cheese. For just a limited time. The company is replacing the word dinner on those blue and yellow boxes with Breakfast because Mac and cheese is a breakfast food Now, I guess it's a pandemic. There are no rules. But In all seriousness. This is just the latest chapter in the history of a food that's had shelf space in the American pantry for generations. Jeffrey Miller is a professor of hospitality management at Colorado State and herewith. His ode to macaroni and cheese. Macaroni and cheese or very old food. We have recipes that air 700 years old for macaroni and cheese. The Neopolitan is the people who gave us that great pizza also gave us macaroni and cheese, but This product is so ubiquitous on the marketplace today we owe it all to James Graft the kind you cook up fresh. As I jokingly tell my own students we liked. We like to curse processed foods, but we usually do it with a mouth full of them, You know, feeding a whole ball team isn't too big a job when you have cracked macaroni and cheese dinner handy. Original formulation for macaroni and cheese came out the Depression Bostonian Nicholas 30. It was always sold as a value food a cheap way to feed your family quickly. What really made macaroni and cheese takeoff, however, was the rationing in World War two. But most meet going to feed the biggest army in US history. A serious of meatless Tuesday's went into effect. Macaroni and cheese cost one ration point, which was not much even then. So you'd spend one of your ration points. You'd spend a few cents on a box of macaroni and cheese. And it was the center of the plate item that you could feed your family..

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"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on KCRW

"Four days after George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota, the fashion designer and business owner or James supposed to call out to retailers on her instagram. If those retailers really wanted to support the black community, she said they would pledge to devote 15% of their shelf space to black owned businesses because nearly 15% of the US population is black. Some big companies have signed on so far, and West Elm are two of them. Marketplaces Mariel Segarra checked in with James to see how it's going. Aurora James, founder of the shoe and Handbag company, Brother Valleys, says the 15% pledge was born out of frustration. I was seeing all of these emails and posts on Instagram from these businesses that said, We stand with you, and we support you. And as a black woman and a black entrepreneur, I really wasn't Feeling like they were standing with mere supporting me. So, she said, Show me. She quickly started a 15% pledge website and created a nonprofit and company started to sign on. James is asking retailers to take three steps first figure out what percentage of your products are made by black owned businesses. Second figure out how you got there like maybe you're not incentivizing your buyers to seek out different brands. Maybe people have spent so much time buying Michael Cores. There's like no space, Teo, you know, Try buying a Christopher John Rogers air. You know another black own brand. The third step come up with a plan to get to 15%. Artemus Patrick is an executive at Sephora, which took the pledge the people that are buying beauty they are divers on. They deserve to be buying products from founders that look like them and have the same beauty needs. The company has found that only seven of the 290 brands its cells are black owned. Patrick says Sephora plans to address the barriers many black business owners face like access to capital. We will be providing connections, too, and support from Thunder's so that these companies have the financial resources they need, and, unfortunately often don't have access to. James says Retailers could also give deposits to small business owners upfront so they can make the products. A few other companies have signed on to the Pledge. West Elm Rent the runway and the cannabis Dispensary Med men, and James says there's a business case for more retailers to do the same. I, as a black woman know that I'm no longer comfortable shopping at retailers that aren't committing Tio my community, she says. Other shoppers are paying attention to Mariel Sierra for marketplace. It was a headline a couple of weeks ago, maybe a song that Kraft Heinz, the process food conglomerate, is going to rebrand its eponymous macaroni and.

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WNYC 93.9 FM

06:38 min | 1 year ago

"mariel sierra" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"You could join us more today on the company is trying to find their way through this pandemic. Disney reported a rare quarterly loss yesterday, nearly $5 billion. But Disney stocks are soaring today because the company painted its numbers as a win steep losses and theme parks and Cruz is offset by its media and streaming operations and says Disney A helpful accounting decision marketplaces Mariel Sierra explains. Okay, so Disney pays for the rights to broadcast sports like baseball and basketball and under corporate accounting rules. When companies crunch their quarterly numbers, they're not supposed to factor in costs from a purchase like that, until they see the revenue in this case after the Games, Air Enter Cove it. Disney didn't get to broadcast these games last quarter, which ended in June. Robert Rosten is CFO at the financial education firm training the street. Essentially, they're saying since we haven't broadcast their season We haven't recognized this expense yet, which makes the company's results look better, Rosten says. This is a standard accounting practice. Parts of it are subjective, though like how much of the cost should Disney pushed to the future depends on whether it thinks all of the scheduled N B A and MLB games will actually air Ellie Bartova at the Inn You Stern School of business says the pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty. It seems accounting involved a lot ofthe estimate about the future. It makes the accounting numbers much less. The pandemic could also attempt some companies to cross the line. They might use accounting tricks to smooth out revenue, so it looks steady from quarter to quarter or include other metrics in their financial statements. Let's say, Well, if it weren't for Cove it here's what our numbers would have looked like. Here's Robert Rosten again that has a time in a place But we all know that you can't keep that up forever because at a certain point, the pandemic becomes the new normal and those kind of metrics. Khun be misleading. Mariel Segarra for marketplace. Here's another story that sort of about creative accounting. A California court is expected to hand down a big ruling tomorrow on how gig workers are classified. The state and several cities have asked for an injunction that would force uber and lift to immediately reclassify their drivers as employees, not independent contractors. That classification is, of course, the key to these companies, business models and during the pandemic. It's taken on even more significance for workers. Marketplaces. Megan McCarty Carino reports from the Workplace Culture desk. It's all about the safety net. Traditional full time. Employees, for the most part, have one to fall back on independent contractors like Gig workers. Not so much. The option is between working or losing the roof over my head lift driver Eden Alva, who lives outside San Francisco, got sick in January. He thinks with the regular flu, and since I don't get sick days, there is no way for me to stop working. So I was working while having the symptoms which I hate myself for doing it. It's dumb paid leave subsidized health insurance unemployment benefits. Have all become crucial during the pandemic. They're also usually paid for by company's new emergency laws, like the Federal Cares Act have provided some of these benefits to workers who aren't full time employees. But I think that's just revealed how many holes we have or too many people in our economy. In General David while is a professor at BRANDEIS University and author of the Fissured Workplace about how the traditional work model, the country's safety net was built on has been breaking down. That leaves some workers without benefits and government with fewer resource is to respond to emergencies because gig platforms like uber and lift don't pay into unemployment insurance like regular employers. The federal government is now shouldering the cost of providing relief to gig workers who have been sidelined by the pandemic and state unemployment trust funds are quickly running out of money. By Meghan McCarty CARINO for MARKETPLACE So behind this week's happenings around tic Tac President Trump basically ordering and Chinese company to sell it. Microsoft being given permission to acquire it behind all that is an obscure government panel with a lot of power. It's called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. It includes representatives from the departments of State, Commerce, defense and Justice, among others. And it's chaired by the US Department of Treasury. It isn't well known, but its decisions have big impacts. Marketplaces. Nancy Nancy Marshall Ginza takes a look behind the city ist curtain. Washington loves acronyms. The committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is known as Citius. It's a terrible, terrible name. David Hankie is a partner at the law firm Erin Fox. He says the name and the committee were created back in the mid 19 seventies because of fears that wealthy OPEC countries would buy US firms. And he says if Sophia's thinks an acquisition of a U S company could help a foreign country's safe spy or get ahold of sensitive technology boom, the deal's dead. One Wall Street executive has constant Pius, the ultimate regulatory bazooka. It's not clear what the bazooka would be aiming at. In the Microsoft TIC TAC deal. James Lewis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, watched 700 tic tac videos in an effort to find out jumping in pools right by, you know, having your mom yell at you, Lewis says. The danger isn't the videos. It's if China kept some control over Tic tac after Microsoft bought it. They could choose to use tick talk as a delivery vehicle for malicious software, Debra Goddess and had her a partner at Clark Hill, Strasbourg. ER says Sylvia's could force limits on any remaining Chinese investment in TIC Tac that investor couldn't have a board seat or could be limited in the types of information it would be able to receive. If Sophia's nixes the deal, it would be hard for Microsoft to appeal. Courts generally don't hear city's cases because it's a matter of national security. I'm Nancy Marshall gins, sir. For Marketplace on Wall Street, the S and P 500 was within spitting distance of a record clothes today. We'll have some figures a little more relevant to your lives when we do the numbers As of July, the OPM research lab reports that black.

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