Apr 23, 2020
We need to change our economic indicators to keep up with the crisis
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Plus: the need for more contact tracers, the states leading on small business loans and putting a dollar value on human life.
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But public health departments have been chronically underfunded.
Quarterly and monthly data, like GDP and the unemployment rate, don't really give us a picture of what is happening today.
As Congress weighs a new round of funding, data reveal that the upper Midwest and Great Plains regions benefited the most from the first round of PPP funding.
Midland, Texas, is ground zero for oil and gas production in the U.S., and much of the local economy, in some way or another, is tied to the industry. When West Texas Intermediate went negative for the first time ever on Monday, everybody in Midland felt it — on top of the coronavirus. This morning […]
Machines churn out face visors for health workers running short of personal protection gear.
We hear from a pair of children's entertainers and a doctor.