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Stephannia Swain is a cook who was laid off as a result of the pandemic. COVID-19's economic aftershocks have hit the hospitality industry especially hard. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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Pandemic Threatens Long-Term Job Security After Hospitality Industry Layoffs

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Heavenly Pettigrew, left, and her parents Stephanie and Robert outside their two-bedroom rental apartment in Milwaukee. Without assistance from the nonprofit Community Advocates, the family likely would have faced eviction after the pandemic forced Robert and Heavenly out of their steady jobs. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch hide caption

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Evictions Damage Public Health. The CDC Aims To Curb Them ― For Now

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Behind The Art Of The Deal

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A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly Two-Thirds Of U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Face Financial Trouble

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Some Listener Questions!

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Rusted out cylinder. Refrigerant cylinders are at risk of corroding and releasing potent greenhouse gases. Tradewater/Tradewater hide caption

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Sell Me Your Climate Bombs

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Jesus Gonzalez of Lexington, Ky., has been struggling to make ends meet after the $600 per week in extra federal unemployment benefits ran out. Stacy Kranitz for NPR hide caption

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'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance

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The Invention Of Paper Money

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REDMAP (Update)

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Demonstrators march in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood in June to demand a lifting of the Illinois rent control ban and a cancellation of rent and mortgage payments. The pandemic's financial pressures are causing many Americans to struggle with rent payments. Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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'No One Can Live Off $240 A Week': Many Americans Struggle To Pay Rent, Bills

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Citigroup estimates the U.S. economy lost $16 trillion over the past 20 years as a result of discrimination against African Americans. Above, the American flag hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 21. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 65% of the nation's small, rural hospitals took out loans from Medicare when the pandemic hit. Many now face repayment at a time when they are under great financial strain. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music

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A shopper enters a DSW store in New York City. DSW is partnering with Hy-Vee, a Midwest supermarket chain, to offer shoes in grocery stores. Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. stock indexes fell sharply Monday following a report that large global banks were involved in transactions flagged as possible money laundering. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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A man wearing a protective mask looks at piled-up trash in New York City on April 24. Cities are struggling with collection as the volume of residential garbage surges during the stay-at-home era. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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'Hard, Dirty Job': Cities Struggle To Clear Garbage Glut In Stay-At-Home World

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Downturn Start-Ups: A Conversation With Guy Raz

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