What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us
Nov 23, 2020

Now there are three COVID vaccines with promising results

Plus, without the Fed to purchase corporate bonds, companies hit hard by the pandemic could have to pay more to private investors. And, some employers are offering new benefits to help those taking care of children who are learning remotely.

Segments From this episode

Lapse in Fed lending programs could cost companies hurt by COVID

Companies hurt by the pandemic could end up paying investors a full percentage point more in interest to buy their bonds.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell testify during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington.
Drew Angerer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
New benefits to help working parents are uneven.
Rose Conlon for Marketplace

Music from the episode

winterglow Elior, eaup

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director