The data on PPP loans is out. Many large businesses took advantage of them.
Jul 7, 2020

The data on PPP loans is out. Many large businesses took advantage of them.

The PPP data raises questions, again, about whether aid helped well-off businesses rather than those most in need. Extended federal unemployment benefits are coming to an end. And, why it matters that carbon dioxide is currently in short supply.

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Who got PPP loans? Trump administration releases the data.

It's clear the loans went to some enterprises that are once again prompting questions about who really needed the government aid.
Larger companies initially took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was intended to offer forgivable loans to smaller businesses.
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It's the last month of $600-a-week unemployment benefits. What happens next?

Jul 7, 2020
Unless Congress extends the $600-a-week program, benefits are set to expire at the end of July.
Overall, jobless benefits are pumping about $100 billion per month into the U.S. economy.
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Craft brewers cut down carbon dioxide pollution during COVID-19

Jul 7, 2020
Capturing carbon is expensive, so most brewers usually just release the gas into the atmosphere. That's changing during the pandemic.
One thing that’s driving breweries to capture their own carbon dioxide is that right now some suppliers don’t want to bother with low-volume customers.
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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 Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer