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Dec 11, 2020

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The next three weeks are going to be rough. Plus, who qualifies as an essential worker when it comes to vaccine distribution.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: Still no relief

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell and the New York Times’ Jeanna Smialek about why there's still no new relief package and what the next three weeks are going to look like as several aid programs expire.

The hangup on the Hill: Who's liable for COVID infections at work or school?

Dec 11, 2020
Congressional Republicans want schools and businesses to be protected from lawsuits.
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Community banks are thriving. Bankers worry it won't last.

Dec 11, 2020
A recent FDIC report found that community bank profits rose last quarter, thanks to fee income from PPP loans and mortgage refinancing.
La Salle State Bank in Illinois outsourced management of its ATMs to save costs.
John Moore/Getty Images

Which essential workers should be prioritized for vaccines?

Dec 11, 2020
Pilots, bankers, meatpacking plants and teachers all say they should be first for limited doses.
Farm laborers wash their hands before work in April in Greenfield, California. How are "essential workers" classified when it comes to vaccine distribution?
Brent Stirton/Getty Images

Dry ice makers pressed to meet demand for vaccine distribution

Dec 11, 2020
Supercold storage is essential. But Is there enough dry ice to go around as the coronavirus vaccine is shipped around the country?
An employee makes dry ice pellets at Capitol Carbonic, a dry ice factory, in Baltimore, Maryland, in November.
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Will business travel return to normal after the pandemic?

Dec 11, 2020
Those who travel for work make up around 10% of airline passengers, but they account for between half and three-quarters of revenue.
A pilot wears a face covering as he walks through a mostly empty terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, May 5, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Space is the Place Ezra Collective
Beat Goes On Pete Rock
Motivation Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne
TV Queen Wild Nothing

The team

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