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The economic cost of China’s zero-COVID policy
Jul 15, 2022

The economic cost of China’s zero-COVID policy

China's strict COVID lockdowns have kept cases largely under control there. But at what cost? Today we got a snapshot from second-quarter GDP growth numbers. Plus, we break down the latest retail sales numbers with FHN Financial's Christopher Low. Also, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia appears to have spoiled the next part of the Biden administration's economic agenda. And, a look back at how the housing shortage in the U.S. has gotten so dire.

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The U.S. housing shortage has doubled in less than a decade, report finds

Jul 15, 2022
A big part of the problem? A lack of new construction and municipal zoning laws that discourage or prohibit multifamily homes.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jarrett Dang Digital Producer (gone fishing)
Jesson Duller Media Producer