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Nov 25, 2020

The pandemic-resistant Dow Jones Industrial Average

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COVID cases are surging, historically high numbers of people are signing up for unemployment benefits, and yet the Dow has crossed 30,000 for the first time. Plus, more Americans are relying on food programs. And, growth for the RV industry during the pandemic.

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What's behind the Dow's rise to 30,000 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are many factors, but low interest rates for the foreseeable future and stock buybacks should be considered. Marketplace's Nova Safo has more.

Food programs see a huge increase in need during the pandemic

Nov 25, 2020
Feeding America says food banks nationwide have seen about 60% more people showing up at food distribution centers.
People receive bags of food, including turkeys, at a Thanksgiving food distribution on Nov. 20 in New York City.
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RV sales are up amid pandemic travel limitations

Nov 25, 2020
Over the summer, many people didn’t go on vacation and stay in hotels. Instead, they bought RVs.
The RV industry is having a hard time keeping up with demand, partly because RV makers were forced to shut down for a while in the early days of the pandemic.
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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
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director