Nov 20, 2020

Why the Treasury wants its money back

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On today's show: what the Fed was using that money for during the pandemic. Plus, home births are on the rise during COVID-19.

Segments From this episode

What's next for Main Street, Wall Street as Fed lending programs are set to expire

Nov 20, 2020
Fed programs and policy have helped ease economic pain during the pandemic. In its dwindling days, the Trump administration will end some of those emergency programs Dec. 31.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin greet each other after testifying before Congress in June.
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The Weekly Wrap: The drama between the Treasury and the Fed

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with Business Insider’s Linette Lopez and the New York Times’ Jeanna Smialek about the relationship between the Federal Reserve and the Treasury, and how it's affecting coronavirus relief.

California adopts emergency workplace safety rules for COVID-19

Nov 20, 2020
OSHA has declined to create national rules during the pandemic.
A security guard checks a customer's temperature outside a retail store. Efforts to prevent virus transmission in the workplace are gaining steam.
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How Delta is avoiding Trump's import tariffs

Nov 20, 2020
In a clever workaround, the airline has reportedly sent Airbus planes overseas before bringing them to the U.S.
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With COVID-19 hitting hospitals hard, home births are on the rise

Nov 20, 2020
One reason some mothers choose at-home birth is they don’t feel they will be heard or taken care of in a hospital setting.
Home births were the norm at the turn of the previous century, and so were midwives, said historian and nurse midwife Michelle Drew.
Courtesy Michelle Drew

Music from the episode

Headlines (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny) DJ Premier, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny The Butcher
Cirrus Bonobo
To be Remote TOKiMONSTA

The team

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