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The KN95 masks you bought online might not be cutting it

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KN95s and other more protective masks may not be meeting the standards they claim to. Cindy Ord/ Getty Images

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COVID & Unemployment

First-time jobless claims rise — and worse may be yet to come

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 20, 2022
Analysts say businesses are under pressure and economic confidence has suffered.

Homebuilders say they can't find enough workers despite better pay

by Amy Scott Jan 20, 2022
Demand is pushing up wages, but not enough, some say, to bring young workers to the door as older ones head for the exit.

Those KN95 masks you just bought might not meet testing standards

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jan 20, 2022
We go shopping for face coverings with a self-professed “mask nerd”

Resume gaps may shrink in importance, especially for women of color

by Lily Jamali Jan 20, 2022
Employers need understand the many reasons workers have left the jobs on their own or involuntarily, one supervisor says.

As prices at the grocery store rise, farmers' costs are up too

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Jan 20, 2022
Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes paid double for nitrogen this year. Consumers shouldn’t blame growers for inflation, she said.

Music from the episode

Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) Doja Cat, SZA
Higher Noble Oak
You Got Me The Roots, Tariq Trotter, Erykah Badu, Eve
Respiration Black Star, Common

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