Dec 4, 2020

The recovery is slowing down so much — soon it could be going backwards

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Plus: checking in on Fannie and Freddie, vaccine PSAs and PPP loan forgiveness.

Segments From this episode

Job gains slow in November as pandemic hampers recovery

Dec 4, 2020
Employers added 245,000 jobs, many fewer than the previous month. The economy is still down nearly 10 million jobs since February.
A "now hiring" sign at a business in Arlington, Virginia. Hiring is sluggish across the economy and economists worry that the trend will turn negative.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

What will it take for Americans to get a COVID vaccine?

Dec 4, 2020
Sixty percent of people now say they’ll get a vaccine, but that’s not enough to get the pandemic under control.
Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination from RN Jose Muniz, as she takes part in a vaccine study at Research Centers of America on Aug. 07, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Refinancing a mortgage just got more expensive

Dec 4, 2020
A new "adverse market fee" kicked in this week, despite declining interest rates.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

A poet’s take on “austerity”

Dec 4, 2020
Fred Joiner is currently the Poet Laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina.
Fred Joiner is a poet and IT professional based in Carrboro, North Carolina.
Photo by Jati Lindsay, courtesy of Fred Joiner.

Community banker says small businesses need more help

Dec 4, 2020
Months after the Paycheck Protection Program rollout, many loan recipients are struggling.
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Music from the episode

Wild 100s Smoke DZA, Pete Rock
Someone Great LCD Soundsystem
Awake Tycho

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer