Jul 15, 2020

America’s debt “time bomb”

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Plus: More streaming services, more money in electric cars and more states and cities name racism a public health crisis.

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Banks set aside billions, expecting big consumer loan defaults

Jul 15, 2020
At the end of the first quarter of this year, U.S. consumers were a record $14.3 trillion in debt.
A view of the "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street. Americans' indebtedness is affecting banks' balance sheets.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

NBC's new Peacock might change the streaming wars

Jul 15, 2020
It has several paid tiers and an option to watch for free ... with ads.
A preview of the user interface for NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, which launched Wednesday.
NBCUniversal

What does it mean to declare racism a public health crisis?

Jul 15, 2020
Just the process of making the resolution can have an impact, one expert says. But it doesn't trigger government funds like other crises..
A Black Lives Matter march last month. More than 60 local governments in the United States are considering declaring racism a public health crisis.
Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images

Electric vehicle makers surge on investor optimism

Jul 15, 2020
Investors believe EVs are closing in on the internal combustion engine in terms of driving range and cost of ownership.
Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta, left, and CEO Makoto Uchida at the digital world premiere of the company's new electric SUV, the Ariya.
Nissan

Lime's plan to ride the pandemic to profitability

Jul 15, 2020
Wayne Ting, the CEO of Lime, tells us how the micro-mobility company is adapting to meet riders in their new normal.
The Lime logo on a scooter. CEO Wayne Ting says users have been taking longer trips in residential neighborhoods.
Courtesy of Lime

Airbnb gets a boost from close-to-home getaways

Jul 15, 2020
But low-cost summer vacations don't generate much profit for the company.
The company said most of its bookings have been in remote locations with guests only coming from a couple hundred miles away.
Martib Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Becoming a small business owner during a pandemic

Jul 15, 2020
Erin Gomes, a new business owner in the Bay Area, faces unexpected challenges due to COVID-19.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Headlines (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny) DJ Premier, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny The Butcher
El Otro Chile Portavoz, Stailok
Uncle ACE Blood Orange
Show Me How You Feel Shafiq Husayn, Karen Be
Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) Maribou State, Khruangbin

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer