Feb 27, 2020

It’s a correction, folks

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We'll talk about what it means, plus: the CDC's Emergency Operations Center, the history of corporate buzzwords and we "sundown" our series "United States of Work."

Stories From this episode


Inside the “ER of public health” where the CDC is running its COVID-19 response

by Sam Whitehead Feb 27, 2020
During public health crises like the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC brings together different parts of the agency at its Emergency Operations Center.
Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stands in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta. This has been the “nerve center” of the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak since January.
Sam Whitehead/WABE

What is a market "correction"?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Feb 27, 2020
Most people define it as a fall of 10% or more from a high.
One professor recommends trying to stay calm while the market corrects.
Scott Heins/Getty Images
United States of Work

Meet Derrick, 40, college dean

by Bridget Bodnar Feb 18, 2020
Derrick's work is characterized as "management, professional, like 40% of the U.S. workforce.
Caroline Yang

"Just-in-time" manufacturing model challenged by COVID-19

by Scott Tong Feb 27, 2020
The model started in the 1970s during the quest for leanness and cost cutting. But it leads to supply chain issues when disasters hit.
Samsung has said its output will be stalled from supply chain problems. Above, a woman wearing a face mask walks past an ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note10 in Seoul on Jan. 30.
Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images

People really hate the way we talk at work

by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Feb 27, 2020
Office-speak can be both annoying and convenient, said The Atlantic's Olga Khazan.
A London office building in 2013.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

U.S. companies might not see profit growth at all this year

by Marielle Segarra Feb 27, 2020
Goldman Sachs says the COVID-19 virus could wipe away expected earnings growth for the S&P 500.
The impacts of COVID-19 are spreading — some companies might not see any profit growth this year.
Scott Heins/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Jungle H.E.R.
The Music Scene Blockhead
Heard 'Em Say Kanye West, Adam Levine
Adult Acid Thee Oh Sees

The team

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

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