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“It only took a couple centuries, the first female secretary of the treasury”

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President Biden joked about Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda writing a musical about Janet Yellen. We asked a Hamilton Mixtape contributor to give it a go.

"She’s 5-foot nothing, but hand to God, she can pop a collar, she can rock a power bob." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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COVID & Unemployment

Big jump in unemployment benefit claims from gig workers

by Erika Beras Jan 21, 2021
More people are relying on gig work, which puts a lot of risk on the workers themselves.

How the Biden administration can undo some Trump policies

by Kimberly Adams Jan 21, 2021
Sometimes all it takes is a signature. Other cases require allies in Congress or the courts.

Biden: Yellen needs a “Hamilton” musical. Dessa: Here you go.

by Marketplace Staff Jan 21, 2021
We asked indie rapper and "Hamilton Mixtape" contributor Dessa to write a song about the first woman poised to be treasury secretary. Listen here.

United, weighed down by losses, aims to nimbly navigate COVID storm

by Andy Uhler Jan 21, 2021
The airline expects first-quarter operating revenue to shrink as much as 70% from the same period two years ago.

China's vaccine diplomacy begins critical test in Brazil

by Scott Tong Jan 21, 2021
China has been aggressively promoting its COVID-19 vaccines around the world — to provide a public good, boost its pharmaceutical industry and gain geopolitical allies.

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Time Will Tell Arms and Sleepers
Beat Goes On Pete Rock
Before I Fall Bob Moses
Goodbye, Goodbye Tegan and Sara

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