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Democrats’ 11th-hour bid for $2000 relief payments
Dec 24, 2020

Democrats’ 11th-hour bid for $2000 relief payments

Seizing on the president's criticism, Democrats attempt to pass a bill to make relief checks bigger. Plus: What temp work looks like this holiday season. And: Has the summertime surge in support for Black-owned businesses endured?

Segments From this episode

Federal relief payments again up for review

Democrats will try to pass a bill today increasing checks from $600 dollars per person to $2000. Marketplace’s Nancy Marshall-Genzer has more.

Holiday temp work down this year, even with a lot of e-commerce hiring

Dec 24, 2020
Seasonal gains in temporary jobs are behind last year's pace.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Has 2020's spike in support for Black-owned business carried through to the holidays?

Dec 24, 2020
The pandemic has been hard on Black-owned businesses.
Courtesy Tiffany Griffin

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer