Key factor is whether sales are lost forever or just moved around. If they're moved around, it's not really a big deal - and that'll probably be the case with the freeway closure. Businesses and individuals certainly have had plenty of time to adjust their schedules - a trucking company, for example, will be able to either reroute deliveries or make their runs before or after the closure. Someone planning a wedding will have had time to choose another date. Factories won't lose any output because many of them aren't even operating over the weekend. This week's chat with Steve Julian gets into the business side of the closure. Available at kpcc.org and podcast (Business Update with Mark Lacter). Transcript is after jump.
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