Dec 22, 2020

Is Congress just kicking the can down the road?

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On today's show: Will this relief package be enough? Plus, the insurance industry gets into the climate change game. 

Segments From this episode

The name of the game in West Texas oil and gas these days: consolidation

Dec 22, 2020
The Diamondback-QEP deal demonstrates the urge to merge while energy prices are weak.
Rail cars carrying crude oil near Odessa, Texas. Sluggish markets are driving companies to find partners.
Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

"Amateur" mistakes sink thieves of U.S. technology working for China

Dec 22, 2020
A case study of what not to do in the high-stakes world of economic espionage.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Time to ride, and buy: Peloton to acquire Precor

Dec 22, 2020
With stay-at-home orders, Peloton sales and subscriptions grew and grew, topping a million.
Peloton's sales have doubled during the pandemic. Above, a woman rides her Peloton at home in California in April.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

How one small business pivoted when it couldn't get a PPP loan

Dec 22, 2020
A South Carolina media producer is among the companies rethinking their business models to address needs created by the pandemic.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How insuring ecosystems could help communities adapt to climate change

Dec 22, 2020
“We were trying to insure something that no one owns,” says Kathy Baughman McLeod, director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.
Coral reefs, which are threatened by rising ocean temperatures, protect coastal communities by acting as a natural sea wall. Now, thanks to an experimental financial product developed by environmental groups and insurance companies, they’re also insurable.
Romeo Gacad/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Dangerous (feat. Joywave) Big Data, Joywave
Murder to the Mind Tash Sultana
Green Light Lorde
Doppelganger Freddie Joachim, QSTN
Raw Karmawin
Maria También Khruangbin

The team

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