The economy is on its own for another month
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Today, we're talking about the recovery package negotiations that were put on hold till after Election Day. Plus: the trade gap, campaign contributions and a hidden civil rights issue.
Segments From this episode
Fed Chair Powell pushes Congress for more stimulus
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pushed for more relief from Congress in a speech Tuesday. Hours later, President Trump tweeted that he was ending stimulus talks until after the election.
Aid for state, local governments a sticking point in federal COVID-19 relief
Republicans and Democrats disagree about how much aid to give to state and local governments.
August's trade gap was the biggest in 14 years. That's probably good news
It's a sign that Americans have money to spend on consumer goods and businesses are importing parts for things they'll sell to consumers.
Small-dollar donors are playing a much bigger role in this year's campaigns
They now account for nearly a quarter of all donations. This year, they are giving more than PACs and super PACs combined
Smoke damage to grapes is the latest blow to California wine industry
A glut of grapes on the market, the pandemic and fires that damaged or destroyed wineries. Now, grapes tainted by smoke may be unusable.
“I like going on there and making sure that everybody’s still doing OK”
More than six months have passed since Veronica Coon started an online barter group to help people in need.
Why are so few Black women married in America?
In this book excerpt, Dianne Stewart writes about the costs facing Black women with incarcerated partners.
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer