Mar 9, 2020

How worried should we be about COVID-19 and the economy?

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Let's trip our own "circuit breaker" and talk through everything that happened with stocks and oil today.

Segments From this episode

What happened to the stock market today?

Mar 9, 2020
On Wall Street’s most turbulent since the COVID-19 outbreak, a Harvard economist explains what’s going on.
A trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Disney's Shanghai resort partially reopened. Will people go?

Mar 9, 2020
After weeks of being closed because of COVID-19, it might take some persuading for people to go back to the resort.
A woman shops at a store in Disneytown in Shanghai on March 9, 2020.
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Bond yields are lower than during the financial crisis

Mar 9, 2020
But that may not be signaling that the economic damage from the coronavirus will be as bad as the Great Recession.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Oil price war: U.S. drillers feeling immediate pain

Mar 9, 2020
How bloody the shakeout becomes likely depends on how long crude prices stay in the basement.
Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images

China COVID-19 shut-in tunes in to the world via radio

Mar 9, 2020
Our Shanghai correspondent, forced to stay home like so many others, shares what she's hearing about the virus on the airwaves.
Although it's hard to breathe while wearing a face mask for an extended period of time, they're now required in all public spaces in Shanghai.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

Music from the episode

Severed The Decemberists
Think It Over Cissy Houston
Murder to the Mind Tash Sultana
Lucky Numbers Generationals

The team

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