Mar 4, 2021
The status of new stimulus checks
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President Joe Biden is apparently backing a compromise in the Senate that makes fewer people eligible for $1,400 dollar relief checks. Plus, just how high weekly unemployment claims have been throughout the pandemic. And, a push for the Biden administration to decriminalize sex work — an industry transformed by the pandemic — as part of its criminal justice reform.
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Senate compromise on stimulus payments would set lower income caps for eligibility
Individuals making more than $80,000 a year, or couples earning more than $160,000, would not get a payment. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer has more.
These persistently high jobless claims indicate a lot of labor market volatility.
Some argue that legislation passed to prevent online sex trafficking is blocking a range of consensual transactions.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
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Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director