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One bridge, thousands of jobs affected
Mar 28, 2024

One bridge, thousands of jobs affected

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is already impacting supply chains, as well as the jobs and livelihoods of folks in the region.

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Baltimore's regional economy likely to take a hit

The Port of Baltimore remains cut off after the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The economic ripple effects will extend far beyond those people who work directly at the Port, however.

Call it a pandemic bonus?

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco finds that U.S. households accumulated a lot more wealth during the recovery from the pandemic than would have been expected. For more, let’s check in with Diane Swonk, chief economist at the audit tax and advisory firm KPMG.

Hydropower production took a hit in 2023

Mar 28, 2024
Regions that depend on it are having to look to other sources of energy — which can cost more.
In May 2023, California's Lake Oroville reservoir rose to 100% capacity due to record-setting rains and heavy snowfall. Early, rapid runoff can make it harder to store water and generate hydroelectricity year-round.
George Rose/Getty Images

New Tennessee law aims to protect musicians from generative AI

Mar 28, 2024
Tennessee, home to the capital of country music, became the first state to target the unauthorized use of AI to replicate musicians’ voices.
Country music artist Luke Bryan speaks during the signing of Tennessee's ELVIS Act in Nashville on March 21.
Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Human Artistry Campaign

The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC