Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
The price of eggs skyrocketed at the start of the pandemic. That had some states crying foul — and filing suits against egg companies.
Friday, August 28, 2020
With government support programs suspended and no immediate prospect of a resolution, millions of renters in the U.S. could soon be facing evictions.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
It seems everyone wants to develop a coronavirus vaccine. But vaccine development usually takes years. The White House is betting money can speed things up.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Most of the U.S. economy is in decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but home sales are skyrocketing at a record pace. NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money discusses the boom.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Restaurants are going out of business in droves. But some are battling hard to keep their doors open.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The oil market is oversupplied, partially due to the global economic slowdown. And companies have to come up with creative ways to store excesses of oil.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's price.
Friday, July 03, 2020
The coronavirus crisis has left many companies with huge budget shortfalls and some have turned to borrowing. There is a new strategy that some companies have adopted to control their debt.
Friday, June 19, 2020
NPR's daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money investigates how the fees and fines that make up city budgets disproportionately target low-income communities and communities of color.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Data shows that the police's disproportionate use of force is associated with the fact that it is hard to prosecute officers for wrongful killings — and one possible reason for that is police unions.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wearing masks in public has become more common in the U.S. amid the pandemic. Fashion historian Valerie Steele discusses how medical masks give rise to the "fashion mask."
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Rural hospitals already walk a scalpel's edge between solvency and collapse. The coronavirus outbreak threatens to push many of them over the brink.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Most of the world's major economies are on lockdown to combat the coronavirus. But the Swedish government has kept the country open — claiming it is better for the economy and for public health.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Faced with the prospect of closing up shop because of the coronavirus, some companies are retooling and pivoting to keep their doors open, and their workers employed.
Friday, March 27, 2020
China's government is beginning to lift restrictions that were in place during the height of the coronavirus outbreak. So how do residents feel as life slowly starts to return to normal?
Friday, March 13, 2020
The coronavirus has given stock markets and the global economy a whack. Some businesses are feeling pain, while others are seeing gains. And a handful of companies are experiencing both.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Netflix had to become a content producer to compete with other streaming services. To raise the money to pay for all that content, the company turned to junk bonds.
Friday, February 14, 2020
It used to be that companies strove for the best credit rating possible. These days, however, America's corporations seem happy to slide by with a passing grade.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Air ambulances used to be operated primarily by hospitals but now many private companies provide this service. Despite the increased competition, the cost of taking an air ambulance has soared.
Friday, January 24, 2020
Art by women and men is valued differently. Fine art by women, on average, is valued much less than men's pieces, and are routinely left out of major museums.