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Is it legal to put the brakes on an online stock frenzy?
Jan 29, 2021

Is it legal to put the brakes on an online stock frenzy?

It's a question we're asking after some brokerage firms like Robinhood stopped customers from buying shares of GameStop and other stocks on Thursday. Plus, GM's plan to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. And, checking in on the status of vaccine distribution in Appalachia.

Segments From this episode

GameStop shares back up after Robinhood relaxes restrictions

After shares of the video game retailer closed down 44% Thursday, they were up about 80% at market open Friday.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

GM accelerates plans for zero-emissions vehicles

Jan 29, 2021
The move by the auto giant signals a shift as companies look to meet worldwide climate change goals.
GM plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040. Pictured: GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra speaks at a gathering on GM's electric vehicle technologies on March 4, 2020 in Warren, Michigan.
Steve Fecht for General Motors

How vaccination is going in Appalachia

Jan 29, 2021
Health systems are having to coordinate coronavirus vaccines across state lines.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Early to the Party Andy Shauf

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 Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer