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Jul 31, 2020

It turns out the pandemic also attacks the U.S. dollar

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The dollar is set for its biggest monthly decline in a decade. Analysis finds that Black and Latino workers are having their state unemployment claims rejected at disproportionately higher rates. And, the fight to save bananas from extinction.

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Black, Latino workers much more likely to have unemployment claims rejected, analysis finds

Jul 31, 2020
Black and Latino workers made up nearly 40% of the unemployed, but were less than 20% of aid recipients.
Analysis from the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank, finds that Black and Latino workers are having their unemployment claims rejected at disproportionately higher rates, compared to white workers.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Inside the battle to save the banana

Jul 31, 2020
A small bioscience startup in Britain is taking on a disease that threatens one of the world’s favorite fruits.
Georges Gobet/AFP via Getty Images

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
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director