Oct 30, 2020
Businesses are buying costly social unrest insurance ahead of the election
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There's concern about how long it might take to get election results and the potential for violence. Plus, Exxon Mobil is slashing 1,900 jobs in the U.S. And, a closer look at the companies who make our voting machines.
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U.S. businesses spend heavily on insurance to protect against potential post-election chaos
Marketplace's Nova Safo has more.
Demand for oil has come back a bit, but it's still lower than it was before the pandemic.
High costs can prevent states from upgrading voting equipment, which can lead to security and reliability issues.
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