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The economic EGOT?
Nov 23, 2020

The economic EGOT?

Janet Yellen has led the Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Reserve and now, reportedly, will lead the Treasury Department. Plus, around 1 in 5 U.S. hospitals are facing a critical staffing shortage.

Segments From this episode

Yellen reportedly tapped for Treasury Secretary

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal talks with Kate Davidson at the Wall Street Journal about President-elect Joe Biden choosing former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary.

Is a deeper dollar slump ahead as vaccine nears?

Nov 23, 2020
Safer currencies beckon global investors as COVID rates keep climbing in the U.S.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

As e-commerce booms, U.S. ports face traffic jams

Nov 23, 2020
A federal commission is investigating.
Containers are offloaded from a ship at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Are Black women being “centered” in this economy yet?

Nov 23, 2020
Janelle Jones is "super hopeful" about Black women's influence in the next U.S. government, but worried about the disinvestment that may come with austerity.
In her victory speech, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Black women the “backbone of democracy.” But will the new administration’s economic policy treat them that way?
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

In the U.S., around 1 in 5 hospitals have a critical shortage of staff

Nov 23, 2020
The pandemic continues to surge, and more medical professionals themselves are catching the virus.
Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on Nov. 10 in Houston, Texas.
Go Nakamura/Getty Images

AstraZeneca vaccine is third to show promising data in unprecedented hurry-up race

Nov 23, 2020
The COVID-19 vaccine is being produced so quickly due to a combination of factors involving the research community, government, industry and the public.
A volunteer receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Sea Legs The Shins
Time's A Wastin Erykah Badu
Magic Spell This Is The Kit
Back To You Selena Gomez

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer