May 22, 2020

Gas prices are low. Will you use any this weekend?

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The Hong Kong stock market took a dive today after China signaled moves to tighten Beijing's control over the territory. The Fed's pessimism. The average gas price is $1.90 a gallon, but who's driving? The 40th anniversary of Pac-Man.

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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
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director