Jul 22, 2020

What happens when you take billions out of the economy overnight?

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We're about to find out. Plus: the coin shortage and what it takes for a company like Apple to become carbon neutral.

Segments From this episode

How the loss of $600 a week will impact jobless people we've been following

Jul 22, 2020
For some people, moving might be an option. For others, not much might change.
An applicant fills out an unemployment benefits form in Virginia. Temporary relief payments are scheduled to end soon.
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Apple joins list of companies promising to go carbon neutral

Jul 22, 2020
Apple’s emissions from making its products accounted for three quarters of its carbon footprint last year.
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Where did all the coins go?

Jul 22, 2020
The Federal Reserve is hoping a task force can solve the shortage of change in the economy.
Due to the shortage of U.S. coins, many cashiers are asking customers to use exact change.
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The housing market's a rare bright spot in a struggling economy

Jul 22, 2020
Low mortgage rates and high demand are good news for homeowners.
A for-sale sign outside a house. Sales of existing homes jumped in June.
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Rent relief funds quickly overwhelmed by need

Jul 22, 2020
In Los Angeles, more than 220,000 people applied to the city’s rent relief fund, but there is only enough money to help 50,000 people.
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The collapse of tech giant Wirecard triggers national angst in Germany

Jul 22, 2020
Has a $2 billion hole in the accounts of one of Germany's most prestigious companies damaged the country’s reputation for high tech and high finance?
Wirecard recently declared bankruptcy and its executives are being investigated for fraud.
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Some unemployed workers must prove they're looking for jobs to get benefits

Jul 22, 2020
States had suspended the requirement in the early weeks of the crisis, but some have now brought it back.
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Music from the episode

Becoming a Tree Richard Houghten
Murder to the Mind Tash Sultana
Heavy Birdtalker
oh baby LCD Soundsystem
Dim Moss Of Aura
Sea Legs The Shins

The team

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