This week on the stimulus merry-go-round
Oct 9, 2020

This week on the stimulus merry-go-round

The latest on coronavirus relief talks. Plus, health care for those laid off during the pandemic. Also, China officially joins the international COVAX group. And, cannabis stocks up after the VP debate.

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How to find health care after a layoff in a pandemic

With the Affordable Care Act back in the spotlight, we break down the available options.
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Trillions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid are still up in the air

Christopher Low, chief economist at FHN Financial, breaks down where the involved parties stand. “In the Senate, they have decided that no aid is preferable to a big expensive package,” Low said. “In the House, they have decided, a lot of people need help, and the only way to help everybody is to insist that no package at all is preferable to anything less than a fairly comprehensive one. In the White House, it’s increasingly clear, they don’t care how big it is. They just want something to be done.”

Harris' comments on decriminalizing marijuana propel cannabis stocks

Oct 9, 2020
Harris said a Biden administration would decriminalize marijuana and expunge the records of people convicted of marijuana-related offenses.
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Music from the episode

Cory Wong Vulfpeck

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