Slate Money

Better Does Worse

Slate Money talks the mass firing at Better.com, 15-minute grocery delivery, and non-citizen voting.

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Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael talk about Better.com’s CEO firing tons of employees via Zoom, DoorDash’s dark stores and increased hiring, and New York City Council passing a measure to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

In the Plus segment: What’s going on with inflation now.

Mentioned In the show: 

Better.com CEO Firings

“Better CEO ‘Taking Time Off Effective Immediately’: Email” by Maxwell Strachan

“The Dark Side of 15-Minute Grocery Delivery” by Lev Kushner and Greg Lindsay

“Closed Movie Theaters Leave Void From Small Towns to Big Cities” by Brian Eckhouse and Dave Merrill

“Cream Cheese Is the Latest Casualty of Cyberattacks” by Elizabeth Elkin and Deena Shanker

“How a Cream Cheese Shortage is Affecting N.Y.C. Bagel Shops” by Ashley Wong

Email: slatemoney@slate.com

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth

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A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael.

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