Apr 15, 2020

Small businesses are still waiting for relief

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Plus, the spring clothing stranded in stores, coronavirus' effect on college admissions and the country's yeast shortage. 

Stories From this episode

Some out-of-work Americans out of luck when it comes to benefits

Apr 15, 2020
Despite expanded eligibility, many people who are out of work because of COVID-19 can't access federal support.
Many states aren't accepting claims yet as they ramp up and adapt their computer systems.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Small businesses uncertain about emergency loan applications

Apr 15, 2020
The Small Business Administration says over 1.3 million loan applications have been approved as of Wednesday. But many businesses whose loans have been approved haven’t yet seen any of the money.
Small businesses are still waiting on money from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Victor J. Blue/Getty Images

Battered by Brexit, British companies now grapple with something worse

Apr 15, 2020
Two small British businesses — a cheese monger and a rivet maker — struggle to stay afloat in the coronavirus lockdown.
A passenger on the London Underground wears a surgical mask. The virus threat poses unprecedented problems for British businesses.
Ming Yeung/Getty Images

Bread baking boom means flour and yeast are flying off U.S. shelves

Apr 15, 2020
Rising demand has led to a tripling in sales at Vermont-based King Arthur Flour.
There's something comforting about kneading your own dough and baking your own bread.
Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

How the pandemic is changing South Carolina manufacturing

Apr 15, 2020
Despite being home to many essential manufacturing, Spartanburg County, South Carolina has had to adapt.
Inside Assembly North at BMW's Spartanburg manufacturing facility, the biggest BMW factory in the world.
Bridget Bodnar/Marketplace

How COVID-19 could disrupt college admissions

Apr 15, 2020
The pandemic is changing the way high school seniors choose their institution of higher learning.
University lecture halls may be empty, but the college admissions processes marches on.
Omar Marques/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Butterflies Anchorsong
Cómo Me Quieres Khruangbin
Still Think Chrome Sparks
Sweat Moss Of Aura

The team

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