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CHIPS Act funding comes with conditions in the fine print
Feb 28, 2023

CHIPS Act funding comes with conditions in the fine print

Government funding from the CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law by President Biden last year, will come with a number of conditions for companies that receive a portion of the money. We look at some of the stipulations, such as employer-provided childcare and potential profit sharing with the government. Manufacturers spent more money on computers and other equipment, a sign that demand is growing as companies try to deal with persistent labor shortages. And, a look at a project in Georgia that's using genetically-modified trees to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 

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Genetically modified trees arrive in U.S. forests

The idea is that they'll be able to pull more carbon dioxide from the air than regular trees.
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Music from the episode

Loretta Ginger Root

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Meredith Garretson Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer/Director
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC