Mar 17, 2020

What a coronavirus recession would look like

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Plus: remote education in the digital divide, Americans stocking up, and why stocks are up. 

Stories From this episode

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Just what kind of recession is the COVID-19 recession going to be?

Mar 17, 2020
Recessions vary in length and severity, but the differences come down to how reversible the damage is.
People pass the New York Stock Exchange on March 16, when trading was halted for the third time in a week.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images
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How much should we buy at the store as COVID-19 spreads?

Mar 17, 2020
People are walking a fine line between underdoing it and overdoing it.
Shoppers stock up at a Costco in Glendale, California, on March 14.
Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Universal, banking on home audiences, to stream movie releases

Mar 17, 2020
Its other films currently showing may stream this week. Will people staying away from theaters pay the nearly $20 fee?
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Shelf Life

How Samsung became one of the world's biggest tech companies

Mar 17, 2020
The South Korean company went from selling groceries in the 1930s to a market leader in technology across the globe.
A Samsung flag flying in South Korea in 2017.
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
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The restaurant industry is already struggling to stay afloat

Mar 17, 2020
With coronavirus keeping people at home, restaurants are shutting their doors and shifting their business models to adapt to the crisis.
An empty restaurant, like this one was on Monday in Brooklyn, is an increasingly common sight across the U.S.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Midnight Khruangbin, Leon Bridges
Antenna Bonobo
Pieces Yppah
Outer Sunset Tycho
The Worse It Gets Penguin Prison

The team

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

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