Wintrust Business Lunch 11/4/21: Labor market progress, Apple hit by supply chain constraints, and a ‘Squid Game’ pop-up comes to Chicago

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Participants take part in an event where they play the games of Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” at the Korean Cultural Centre in Abu Dhabi, on October 12, 2021. – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)

Segment 1: Mark HamrickWashington Bureau Chief and Senior Economic Analyst for, joins John to tell us about the good news on the weekly jobless claims, the supply constraints that are still impacting the economy, and what we can take from yesterday’s Fed announcement that they will begin tapering.

Segment 2: Segment 2: CNET Editor at Large Ian Sherr chats with John about a variety of tech stories including Uber announcing they will now deliver you diapers, wipes and other baby essentials, Airbnb cracking down on New Year’s Eve parties, Apple and Nintendo struggling with supply chain issues, and ‘Squid Game’ cryptocurrency scamming $2 million after creators vanish.

Segment 3: Trae Bodge, Lifestyle and Smart Shopping Expert, joins John to offer some tips and helpful suggestions for holiday shopping amid labor shortages and supply chain snarls.

Segment 4: Mark Kwiatkowski, Owner, Replay Lincoln Park, tells John about their newest pop-up installment, Squid Arcade, inspired by the hugely popular Netflix show, ‘Squid Game.’ Mark also announces what their next pop-up will be when the ‘Squid Game’ pop-up ends.

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