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History made in the South Carolina Senate race
Oct 12, 2020

History made in the South Carolina Senate race

Plus, why markets are doing well despite a coronavirus relief package impasse. The U.S. economists who won the Nobel Prize for their work with auctions. And, how a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics has struggled in the pandemic.

Segments From this episode

Relief back-and-forth continues, but investors are now looking down the road at a new scenario: The rising possibility of a Democratic sweep in November

Julia Coronado, founder and president of MacroPolicy Perspectives, says “this is about the speed of the recovery.” “If you have a unified Congress, then you could actually get some pretty significant programs passed, which could bring a faster recovery,” Coronado said.

Jaime Harrison raises record $57 million in S.C. Senate race against Graham

The explosion in Democratic donations has been connected to concern about the fate of the Supreme Court.
Harrison's $57 million is highest quarterly fundraising total for any Senate candidate in U.S. history.
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U.S. economists win Nobel Prize for auction theory work

The winning economists designed auctions that allow for multiple bids over a period of time.
U.S. economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson won the Nobel Prize in economics work on commercial auctions, including for goods and services difficult to sell in traditional ways such as radio frequencies, the Nobel Committee said.
Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Lourdes, dependent on pilgrims, sees economic downturn with pandemic

Oct 12, 2020
The pilgrims are only returning in small numbers compared with the 6 million a year who usually come.
Pilgrims stand in front of Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes on May 16, 2020.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

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