Jul 31, 2020
What it means to plant your flag in a coronavirus vaccine
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Plus: What's going on with the economy (and whether Americans' savings accounts are ready for it), how loss leaders work and the state of labor organizing in a pandemic.
Segments From this episode
The Weekly Wrap: The worst economic week on record?
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Heather Long at The Washington Post about the most recent Federal Reserve meeting, the expiration of federal unemployment benefits and what might very well be the worst economic week on record.
Government relief has boosted some incomes, and shutdowns have made it harder to spend.
We asked Brian Ronaghan, Marketplace's director of product, to tell us about his search into why an old interview about the Book of Revelation was spiking online.
What does it mean for the rest of the world if countries have dibs on vaccine doses?
What the history of union movements can teach us about worker power during the pandemic.