Sep 30, 2020

What did we hear about economic policy in the first presidential debate?

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You know, amid all that badgering and cross-talk. Plus, Disney announces that 28,000 people will lose their jobs. And, in this year of COVID, the economic crisis is putting even more pressure on low-income and first-generation college students.

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What Trump, Biden had to say about economic issues in the first debate

The Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, climate change and the reopening of the pandemic economy all came up.
Trump continued to say he wants the economy opened more quickly and continued to dispute his own scientists on whether it was safe to do so. Biden wants to take a more cautious and slow approach, basically arguing the risks aren’t worth it.
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Disney laying off 28,000 employees, mostly at theme parks

Sep 30, 2020
The head of Disney’s theme parks unit said that uncertainty over the pandemic’s duration had made cuts unavoidable.
The company says two-thirds of those who will be laid off are part-time employees.
Derek Lee/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images

Many lower-income students are abandoning higher education due to COVID-19

Sep 30, 2020
COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis is putting even more pressure on low-income and first-generation college students.
Around 100,000 fewer high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to attend college this year.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director