Mar 20, 2020

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Today, we'll tell you what to keep an eye on. Plus: A few stories from a tidal wave of layoffs, and is Boeing too big to fail?

Stories From this episode

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COVID-19 stimulus proposals revive stock buyback debate

Mar 20, 2020
The big U.S. airlines spent almost all of their free cash flow buying back their own shares in the last decade. Now they want government aid.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said U.S. airlines are short on cash because "they spent billions on stock buybacks."
Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Boeing is in line for a bailout under "too big to fail" theory

Mar 20, 2020
The aircraft maker is also a space and defense company, "a huge provider of government services," one expert says.
Boeing directly employs about 150,000 people but relies on the broader aerospace industry with 2.5 million jobs.
David Ryder/Getty Images
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Should the Fed decide who gets bailout cash?

Mar 20, 2020
That authority was curbed during the 2008 financial crisis. Some are arguing that power should be returned.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Becoming a Tree Richard Houghten
Magic Spell This Is The Kit
Dirty Harry Gorillaz
Low Season Poolside
Bassackwards Kurt Vile
Sleight of Hand Wild Nothing

The team

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

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