Mar 20, 2020

Hiring and sick leave at one of the largest private employers

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Supermarket chain Kroger is hiring 10,000 people. Goldman Sachs predicts first-time unemployment claims will soar to 2.25 million. The White House wants $50 billion to help U.S. airlines stay alive, and another $150 billion for other distressed industries.

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There's "no need to hoard," grocery store CEO says

"There's plenty of food in the supply chain," said Rodney McMullen, CEO of the supermarket chain Kroger.
Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen explains the supermarket's new emergency leave policy, as well as why shoppers shouldn't panic.
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COVID-19

Is it time yet for the government to bail out some large companies hurt by COVID-19?

Mar 20, 2020
If the government does bail out airlines and other industries, what might be required of those companies?
President Trump said Thursday he supports the U.S. taking equity stakes in companies that receive assistance.
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Music from the episode

Every Day a Dream Menahan Street Band

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Michael Lipkin Producer

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