Mar 11, 2020

Treating COVID-19’s economic symptoms

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President Trump's push for a payroll tax cut. What action will Europe take to support its economy during the new coronavirus outbreak? How banning political ads on certain social media platforms is affecting campaigns.

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Would a payroll tax cut work in the COVID-19 economy?

Mar 11, 2020
Extra cash probably wouldn't get people to take cruises or go to concerts.
President Donald Trump has suggested a payroll tax cut to help with the economic slowdown caused by the spread of COVID-19.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images
COVID-19

How Europe can support its economy as the COVID-19 outbreak grows

Mar 11, 2020
President Christine Lagarde has said the ECB is "ready to take appropriate and targeted measures" to address the crisis.
The European Central Bank benchmark rate already sits at a record low of -0.5%.
Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Social media limits on political ads hurt smaller campaigns

Mar 11, 2020
Google's new policies mean campaigns need to spend more to get their messages out.
This year, Google started limiting microtargeting after complaints that some political messages were getting shared with just a handful of people.
Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Michael Lipkin Producer

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