Oct 19, 2020

China shows what a coronavirus recovery could look like

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Plus: how the pandemic is changing pharmacies, the lithium rush and rising housing insecurity.

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China's economy is bouncing back, but for how long?

Oct 19, 2020
Consumers helped push GDP 4.9% higher in the third quarter. But they may not be able to do much more.
Commuters wear face masks to protect against COVID-19 during rush hour in Beijing on Oct. 15.
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As cases of COVID-19 climb, oil prices face a longer recovery

Oct 19, 2020
OPEC countries, plus Russia, met Monday amid fears that the next wave of the pandemic will pummel demand.
An Austrian soldier stands guard outside the OPEC headquarters in Vienna in 2016.
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CVS boosts pharmacy hiring to handle flu, COVID-19 vaccine demands

Oct 19, 2020
The retailer plans to hire 15,000 additional staff, mostly pharmacy technicians.
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Lithium may fuel a mining revival in England's Cornwall

Oct 19, 2020
Tin mining in Cornwall ground to a halt more than 20 years ago. Now the county has discovered what may be a rich new source of underground wealth.
The harbor at Mullion Cove, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
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How COVID-19 changed this U.S. clothing manufacturer

Oct 19, 2020
Los Angeles-based Lefty Production Co. became a PPE manufacturer to remain essential. But will the need for U.S.-made masks and gowns remain?
Above, a worker at Lefty Production in Los Angeles. CEO Marta Miller thinks brands ordering less inventory in the wake of the pandemic could help drive American manufacturing.
Ira Joffe, courtesy of Lefty Production Co.

Feds' guidance hurt minority-owned businesses' PPP chances, report says

Oct 19, 2020
Washington advised banks to favor existing customers, leaving out many Black- and women-owned businesses, according to a House subcommittee.
Larger companies initially took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program, which was intended to offer forgivable loans to smaller businesses.
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Music from the episode

Tightrope WALK THE MOON
1977 Ana Tijoux
Colours Hot Chip
Harvest Moon Poolside
Stay This Way The Brand New Heavies

The team

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