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Eight months in, hospitals are struggling with staffing

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A health care worker gives another a shoulder rub before they go back into the COVID-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston in July.

Health care workers at a COVID-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston in July. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

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Elections 2020

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

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban 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."
COVID-19

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

by Erika Beras 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.

Apple is making its own computer chips

by Kristin Schwab Nov 11, 2020
The company is following in the footsteps of its success with the iPhone.
COVID-19

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

by Justin Ho Nov 11, 2020
Two PPP recipients discuss their relief loans and the challenges of staying open through the pandemic.
COVID-19

Baseball card collecting during pandemic hits prices out of the park

by Jasmine Garsd Nov 11, 2020
Nostalgia, art and investment potential have led to an increase in the sports card market, one expert says.

Music from the episode

Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco
Lau's Lament Eric Lau
Outer Sunset Tycho
Chosen Blood Orange
Cypress Tycho

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