A move in health care by Amazon
Mar 18, 2021

A move in health care by Amazon

Amazon is going to allow firms across the country to contract for its telemedicine system, so employees of any company that's signed up can talk to a nurse or doctor remotely. Plus, why the Federal Reserve is keeping its interest rates right where they've been, near zero. And, COVID relief money for students and their families filling out applications for federal student aid.

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Amazon says it will offer employers telemedicine services

Mar 18, 2021
The pandemic has helped accelerate the growth of virtual medical care, and competition to provide services is heating up.
Virtual medical care has been growing since before COVID, and Amazon’s announcement is a sign the industry will continue to grow after the pandemic.
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Financial aid applications are down. Does that mean fewer college students?

Mar 18, 2021
The pandemic seems to be causing students to put off applying for financial aid, which may mean they're putting off college.
Applications are down 9% compared to this time last year, said MorraLee Keller with the National College Attainment Network. She said some of the decline may be due to uncertainty.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer