Nov 11, 2020

Eight months in, hospitals are struggling with staffing

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On today's show: As COVID-19 surges again across the U.S., hospitals are having trouble finding enough staff. Later, we check in on two small businesses to see how they're faring in the pandemic.

Segments From this episode

The presidential election is over. What does that mean for the economy?

Nov 11, 2020
Wendy Edelberg of the Hamilton Project is feeling better after the election, but says the state of the economy is still "panic-inducing."
President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware.
Angela Weiss/Getty Images

How are hospitals handling staffing challenges during a COVID-19 surge?

Nov 11, 2020
Over 100,000 new coronavirus cases were recorded every day for more than a week, and hospitalizations around the country reached a record high on Tuesday.
Health care workers at a COVID-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston in July.
Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

Apple is making its own computer chips

Nov 11, 2020
The company is following in the footsteps of its success with the iPhone.
Apple is ending ties with Intel and will start using its own computer chips in its products.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Paycheck Protection Program loans have been a lifeline — for some businesses

Nov 11, 2020
Two PPP recipients discuss their relief loans and the challenges of staying open through the pandemic.
PPP loans helped keep some businesses afloat, but restaurants and bars are still struggling — especially as COVID-19 cases rise.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Baseball card collecting during pandemic hits prices out of the park

Nov 11, 2020
Nostalgia, art and investment potential have led to an increase in the sports card market, one expert says.
A boy looks at a display of baseball cards at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in 2018.
Hunter Martin/Getty Images

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The team

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