Stacey Vanek Smith

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NHL Commissioner On How The League Keeps Athletes Safe: 'Be As Flexible As Possible'

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The National Hockey League has resumed its season in two "bubbles" in Edmonton and Toronto, Canada. The league says it's administered 7,000 coronavirus tests to players, with zero positive cases.


FDA Adviser: Not Realistic To Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine In 2020

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory board, says he doesn't think an effective vaccine that's undergone adequate testing can be ready this year.


Pandemic Puts Restaurant Owners In The Business Fight Of Their Lives

Friday, July 31, 2020

Restaurants are going out of business in droves. But some are battling hard to keep their doors open.


Companies Are Getting Creative To Find Ways To Store Crude Oil Surplus

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.


How Racial Inequality Manifests In The U.S. Banking System.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. NPR's podcast The Indicator from Planet Money looks at what that means for America's racial disparities.


A Town In N.D. Is Facing Hard Times As Oil Prices Plummet

Friday, June 26, 2020

Williston, N.D., had doubled in size during the oil boom a decade ago — oil companies rushed in to drill, creating thousands of jobs. Now, oil prices have fallen, and the town is facing hard times.


Police Fines Fund City Budgets, But At A Cost

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.


The Link Between Disproportionate Police Brutality And Police Unions

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.


Black Americans Bear The Brunt Of The COVID-19 Pandemic's Economic Impact

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Coronavirus has shed light on centuries of racial economic inequality. NPR's podcast The Indicator from Planet Money looks at how COVID-19 and the recession are hitting black Americans hard.


S.C. Hospital System Tells Non-COVID-19 Patients It's Safe To Return

Friday, May 29, 2020

Hospitals lost millions of dollars preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Some were swamped, but others only saw a handful of coronavirus cases. Now many are struggling to survive.


Underfunded Unemployment Offices Leave Many Workers Still Waiting For Checks

Thursday, May 21, 2020

State unemployment offices have been slammed as 36 million Americans have lost their jobs. Now, individuals and the U.S. economy are depending on these often underfunded operations to step up.


How A Spike In Demand For Goods And Services Might Affect The U.S. Economy

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Demand for goods and services spikes, as businesses reopen across the country. It may offset some of the damage the U.S. economy has suffered during coronavirus shutdowns.


Fashion Brands Propel The Rise Of The Designer Mask

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."


Coronavirus Lockdowns Throw Agricultural Supply Chain Into Disarray

Friday, May 01, 2020

U.S. supermarket shelves are empty, and food banks across the country are besieged. So why are farmers dumping, destroying and giving away food?


COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Rural Hospitals Under Even More Pressure

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.


Sweden's Controversial Decision To Not Lock Down The Country

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.


Hair Products Entrepreneur Finds A Way To Keep Her Business Afloat

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.


In Beijing, There Are Small Signs That Brighter Days Are Ahead

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?


When The Coronavirus Outbreak Creates A Panic-Buying Boom For Your Product

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.


How Netflix Funded Its Content Production — With The Help Of Junk Bonds

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.