Wintrust Business Lunch 4/22/21: Economy on the rebound as jobless claims fall again, Netflix subscriber growth slows and Taco Bell testing a plant-based protein

Wintrust Business Lunch

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 30: An exterior view shows a sign at a Taco Bell restaurant on March 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taco Bell Corp. announced that on March 31, 2020, the company will give everyone in the country one free beef nacho cheese Doritos Locos Taco, no purchase necessary, to drive-thru customers at participating locations while supplies last as a way of thanking people who are helping their communities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The company also announced it would relaunch its Round Up program, which gives customers the option to “round up” their order total to the nearest dollar, to raise funds for the No Kid Hungry campaign. The Taco Bell Foundation will also be donating $1 million dollars to the campaign. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Segment 1: Steven Esposito, Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley, joins John to talk about the drop in weekly jobless claims and the overall outlook for the economy moving forward.

Segment 2: : CNET Editor at Large Ian Sherr chats with John about a variety of tech stories including Apple’s new software update launching next week, Netflix’s new membership slowing down, and Venmo now allowing you to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.

Segment 3: Rebecca Ryan, Economist and Futurist, tells John about how the workplace will change in a post-pandemic world.

Segment 4: WGN reporter and Crain’s Daily Gist host Amy Guth gives us a round-up of the latest business stories including Taco Bell testing a new plant-based protein and the ongoing issue with a chip shortage that is halting automotive production.

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