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#999: The Restaurant From The Future

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With over 5.5 million workers unemployed or furloughed, no other industry has been hit harder than restaurants. Yet one guy is thinking about expanding. Huh? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#998: Journey To The Center Of The Fed

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We get on a boat and go to the Federal Reserve to talk about why it may be the most important institution in the world right now. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#997: Georgia's Open Question

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Can you safely reopen a business right now — and should you? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#996: About That Hazard Pay

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We spend a morning at a grocery store and we ask: How much is essential work worth? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#995: Buybacks And Bailouts

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Over the past decade, American companies spent billions buying back their own shares. Now they need a taxpayer rescue. Do they deserve it? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#994: Making It Work

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Since lockdown began, some companies are doing unexpectedly well. This episode: Farm animals, a crafty comeback, Clint Eastwood, and a story with a twist. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#993: Negative Oil

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On Monday, the price of a barrel of oil in the United States fell to negative $37. That's never happened before. What's going on with the price of oil? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#992: The Mask Mover

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States are scrambling to find any way to get more masks, gloves, anything. Including mass emailing people who have nothing to do with it. Enter, a man with a van. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#991: Lives Vs. The Economy

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Is it worth it to shut down the economy to save lives? How do you know when to reopen it? Should we let people die to save the economy? Economists say each human life is worth about $10 million dollars. How did they get that number? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#990: The Big Small Business Rescue

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There's a brand new government program with $349 billion in aid for small businesses. The problem? It was thrown together in a week. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#989: What If No One Pays Rent?

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We follow the distress from a laid-off worker, to her landlord, to the multi-trillion-dollar mortgage market.| Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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