9% of U.S. spending has stopped
Apr 15, 2020

9% of U.S. spending has stopped

Retail sales fell dramatically in March, slightly more than the pessimistic forecasts of economists. How to gradually lift stay-at-home orders and phase in economic activity. Do we pay enough to workers at the frontlines of this pandemic? Airlines reach a bailout deal.

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What are states looking at as they start planning to lift COVID-19 lockdowns?

Apr 15, 2020
Increased ability to do testing, adequate hospital capacity and new safety measures for businesses are among the measures governors are reviewing.
"This can’t be a permanent state, and I want you to know it’s not. It will not be a permanent state," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said of the shutdowns.
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For newly "essential" workers, benefits are still limited

Apr 15, 2020
Grocery store workers, delivery drivers and food service workers have long complained of low-wages and limited or non-existent benefits packages.
How long will benefits like hazard pay and paid sick leave last after the pandemic ends?
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Airlines, Treasury Department strike deal for $25 billion bailout

Apr 15, 2020
The deal comes with strings attached: For one thing, 30% of the money is going to have to be paid back.
Ten major airlines have signed onto the deal.
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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