Apr 12, 2021

Surging anti-Asian violence is taking a toll on Asian-owned businesses

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Hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020 rose almost 150% in 16 of America’s biggest cities. Plus, the growing pushback against vaccine passports, and New York's fund for undocumented workers.

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Inflation, after the pandemic, is going to change. Or is it?

Apr 12, 2021
On Twitter, the White House Council of Economic Advisers says a coming uptick in inflation may not last.
The prices of construction materials like lumber have climbed at alarming rates. Is that likely to last?
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The latest pandemic fault line: bills to ban employers from requiring vaccination

Apr 12, 2021
Nearly half of state legislatures have considered bans, but only GOP-led states seem likely to pass them.
You might want to keep your COVID-19 vaccination record handy. Workplaces have an interest in their employees being immunized.
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New York creates fund for undocumented workers

Apr 12, 2021
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected many groups, including undocumented immigrants. Lawmakers want them to be compensated.
Many jobs often done by undocumented immigrants, such as construction and food service, were cut back during the pandemic.
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How surging anti-Asian violence is taking its toll on Asian-owned businesses

Apr 12, 2021
Reported hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020 rose almost 150% in 16 of America’s biggest cities, according to an analysis of police data.
Finnie Phung and her husband, who run Green FIsh Seafood Market in Oakland, California, have a few dozen tanks with live seafood for sale.
Photo by TIffany Luong for Save Our Chinatowns, courtesy of Finnie Phung

More people started food businesses out of their homes during the pandemic

Apr 12, 2021
Changes in cottage food laws let people try to turn a profit from their passions for canning, cooking and baking.
Some new at-home chefs hope to expand their businesses into commercial kitchens. Others plan to stick to cooking and baking as a hobby.
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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer