Dec 28, 2020

Trump finally signs the relief bill, but the delay is causing confusion

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It's unclear if people will end up receiving crucial unemployment benefit payments this week. Also, a look back at this year's "she-cession."

Segments From this episode

Spending, relief bill phases out planet warming refrigerants

Dec 28, 2020
Whenever a polluting product gets phased out, a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody.
The COVID-19 relief package includes legislation to phase out a polluting chemical coolant known as HFC.
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A year ago, women were the majority of the workforce. Then 2020 hit.

Dec 28, 2020
Chabeli Carrazana of The 19th News looks back at how women's place in the economy changed this year.
A nurse in Worcester, Massachusetts. The coronavirus-induced recession has hit fields with female-majority workforces.
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Holiday sales grow by 3%, a much bigger jump than during the last recession

Dec 28, 2020
The 2008 recession hit more broadly, and retailers were stuck with a lot of inventory. This time, retailers had time to plan.
Holiday shoppers make a last-minute trip to department stores in Manhattan on Dec. 24 in New York City.
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"The past couple of months have been pretty crazy": How one clothing business grew in 2020

Dec 28, 2020
As her collections continue to sell out, Wanek is adjusting to increased demand for her clothing.
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Music from the episode

Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Mad (feat. Lil Wayne) Solange, Lil Wayne
Sound Is Vibration Atmosphere
Shells Teebs
French Letter J-Walk

The team

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