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Dec 22, 2020
Is Congress just kicking the can down the road?
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The $900 billion coronavirus relief package that Congress passed Monday is one of the largest stimulus bills in U.S. history. It includes special access to food stamps extended for six months, $300 per week in extra federal unemployment benefits  through March, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance funded into April. Still, that’s just a “drop in the bucket” for one restaurateur whose business has struggled through the pandemic. On today’s show: Will this relief package be enough? Plus, a case study of how to get caught doing economic espionage and the insurance industry gets into the climate change game.

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