Is the worst behind us?
Jun 8, 2020

Is the worst behind us?

Surprise job growth. State reopenings. Market optimism. And positive economic growth projections for the third quarter. Plus, of a potential mega-merger in the pharmaceutical industry. And, the significance of a Russian tanker's voyage through the Arctic.

Segments From this episode

Are we almost through the worst of the COVID-19 economic decline?

The National Association for Business Economics predicts our economy could be growing once again by the third quarter.
Overhanging any forecast is the risk that a second wave of the coronavirus could threaten the economy once again.
Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Images

Russian tanker crosses Arctic in early season voyage as ice grows thinner

Jun 8, 2020
The route, which saves more than 10 days of travel, is a test case for a Russian energy company that wants to ship gas to China through the summer.
The ice-breaking Christophe de Margerie, carrying natural gas to China, was able to start its Arctic voyage earlier in the year because of thinning ice.

Music from the episode

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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