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Feb 26, 2020

With COVID-19 fear comes U.S. consumer confidence decline

U.S. consumers primarily view the coronavirus as a risk to global economic growth. Companies in the travel business are managing the fallout from COVID-19. Some financial innovation geared toward retirement plans.

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Consumers are starting to worry about COVID-19's economic impact, survey finds

Feb 26, 2020
Consumer confidence has fallen back to approximately the level at the start of 2020.
A new consumer survey released Wednesday by Morning Consult finds that U.S. consumers are starting to take notice of COVID-19's economic impact.
Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19 takes financial toll on travel and hospitality industries

Feb 26, 2020
And it’s not just companies in China feeling the strain.
A medical staff member disinfecting a hotel in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 3, 2020.
STR/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Hours Freddie Joachim

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