May 4, 2020

There’s still money left for small businesses, but for how long?

Share Now on:
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Plus, what's going on with Texas oil, how consumer prices are changing and what to expect from Disney's first-quarter earnings.

Stories From this episode

Cities may reopen, but will customers' wallets?

May 4, 2020
When it comes to companies that bank on large gatherings, analysts think COVID-19's impact will be long-lasting.
People stand outside the gates of Disneyland in March.
David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

Banks eager to help clients get PPP cash while funds are available

May 4, 2020
The second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding has yet to be exhausted.
An empty coffee shop in New York. Many small businesses may rely on the second round of PPP loans.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

COVID-19 has some older workers rethinking retirement

May 4, 2020
After the 2008 crisis, people 62 or older who were laid off were much less likely than younger workers to return to the workforce.
People 55 or older make up about a quarter of the labor force today.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Texas oil regulator throws in the towel on supply cut

May 4, 2020
Low crude oil prices have already achieved what regulators were seeking: to cut state production.
The sun sets behind smoke rising from a refining plant in Houston.
Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

Even high schoolers are feeling economic uncertainty

May 4, 2020
High school senior Vivienne Dragun was planning on working to save money for college this fall. Now with the coronavirus crisis, she's not so sure.
Vivienne Dragun, a student in Midland, Texas. "This is one of the biggest years of my life," she said.
Courtesy of Vivienne Dragun

How one unemployed bartender is making ends meet

May 4, 2020
A government stimulus check, unemployment benefits and helpful roommates are keeping Neil Cairns afloat — for now.
Bartender Neil Cairns in Portland, Oregon, hasn't been able to work since mid-March.
Thomas Patteron

Music from the episode

Tiger Joon Moon
Drive Incubus
Metamodernity Vansire
Carousel Skylar Spence
Inside Out Spoon
Wait for Me Swim Mountain

The team

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