Jul 16, 2020

China’s economy bounces back from the pandemic

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China reports that its economy grew 3.2% in the second quarter from the same time last year. For June, economists expect retail sales numbers will be up again. We'll find out this morning. And, Americans fight food insecurity during COVID-19.

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China's economy rebounds from COVID-19, growing 3.2% in the second quarter

That makes it the first major economy to rebound since COVID-19 hit.
For comparison, China's economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020.
Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

What can we expect from June retail sales numbers on Thursday?

The numbers for May were a pleasant surprise. Economists expect them to be up again in June. Marketplace's Marielle Segarra reports.

As food insecurity grows during COVID-19, Little Free Pantries flourish

Jul 16, 2020
Like Little Free Libraries that offer free books for people in a neighborhood, the pantries offer a way for community members to donate food.
Deborah Binder of Edmonds, Washington, set up a Little Free Pantry in her yard to help food-insecure neighbors.
Courtesy Deborah Binder

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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director