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Feb 1, 2021

Is silver the new GameStop?

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Retail traders around the globe are taking aim at silver now. Plus, what the last few months looked like for overextended shipping companies like UPS. And, how online sign-ups are actually hampering access to COVID vaccinations.

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Why is the price of silver soaring?

Individual investors are apparently fueling the increase. It's a similar strategy to what we've seen with GameStop stock.
Retail investors are now targeting big banks who have bet against the price of silver.
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Shipping company profits and costs have increased amid pandemic e-commerce boom

Feb 1, 2021
Companies that deliver packages have had to expand capacity to handle surges and upgrade safety measures.
A UPS driver gets into his truck while on his delivery route on July 30, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif.
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For people who aren’t comfortable with technology or who aren’t able to be online at all, the current system can be a major barrier to landing a vaccination appointment right now.
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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