May 10, 2021
States are starting to drop out of federal pandemic unemployment programs
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The leaders of Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina say the benefits are too generous. Also on the show: A pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure vulnerabilities in the U.S., and Texas farmers are still reeling from the February freeze.
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The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Copper, especially, is a key ingredient in electric cars, wind turbines and batteries. Suppliers are not ready to meet the demand.
The Republican governors of Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina say the benefits keep people out of the workforce.
For some, insurance money is coming in, but according to one farmer, "it never makes you whole."
Owning property (or not) can determine your future in China. But it’s a gamble that doesn’t always pay off for those who have invested their life savings.
“I think you've had a lot of pent-up innovation,” says Matt Reynolds, editor of Packaging World.