Apr 7, 2020

Who’s getting hazard pay in a pandemic?

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Plus, we explain deflation, the new distressed property market and why unemployment numbers are even higher than the data suggests.

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COVID-19 prompts questions about which jobs are classed "hazardous"

Apr 7, 2020
It's mostly up to companies to decide who gets hazard pay, and for how long.
Amazon employees hold a protest over conditions at the company's Staten Island distribution facility on March 30 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Unemployment benefits have expanded, but state systems aren't ready

Apr 7, 2020
Gig workers and self-employed now qualify, but accessing payments is still a challenge.
Unemployment benefits have been extended to self-employed people — like a barbershop owner in California — but the application is still confusing. Above, a closed barbershop in Boston.
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For small businesses, promise of federal emergency loans turns into "waiting game"

Apr 7, 2020
Banks are starting to process applications for loans from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, but businesses aren’t sure when they’ll see the checks.
The small business loan part of the stimulus package is still causing uncertainty.
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

SF Fed president: "Each one of us in the economy has a role to play"

Apr 7, 2020
Mary Daly talks about the pandemic, the economy and what it might take to emerge from the crisis.
"Even if you're not a policymaker, you can pay for services that you would normally get" to help those who can't telework, says Mary Daly, president of the San Francisco Fed.
Courtesy of the San Francisco Fed

Running a farm in the coronavirus economy

Apr 7, 2020
"We're doing everything we can to continue the critical activities that we need to do,with a lot of added precautions for the sake of our employees," said Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches in Washington.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Pandemic could mean opportunity for real estate investors

Apr 7, 2020
“Now's the time to innovate and go hunting," says an investment firm co-founder.
Could the post-pandemic housing market look similar to the post-Great Recession market?
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The team

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