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How the Fed is trying to keep Main Street afloat
Aug 18, 2020

How the Fed is trying to keep Main Street afloat

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The Fed has money to lend to small- and medium-sized businesses. But, at least at first, those loans did not fly off the shelves. And, how the post office plays a big part in the supply chains of small businesses.

Segments From this episode

Boston Fed president: We need fiscal policy until pandemic is under control

Eric Rosengren says that the Fed's Main Street Lending Program started off slow, but interest in borrowing has increased.
The Federal Reserve is doing its part to help support businesses with a pile of money to lend to small- and medium-sized operations.
Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images

Many small businesses rely on U.S. Postal Service

Aug 18, 2020
Some small business owners say it's important to their bottom line to have a reliable service that's less expensive than other delivery options.
Many small business owners rely on the Postal Service to communicate with clients and complete transactions.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Power - Instrumental Nicholas Britell

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 Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer