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Banana Disruptions

Slate Money talks about small business loans, the toilet paper shortage, and Trump’s market-moving oil tweet.


Episode Notes

Felix, Anna, and Emily discuss the issue of small business loans in the stimulus bill, why the toilet paper shortage might not be overhyped, and Trump’s oil tweet which is quite possibly the most market-moving tweet ever.

What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage,” by Will Oremus in Medium

Trump’s Labor Department Takes A Hacksaw To Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave” by Emily Peck in the Huffington Post.

In the Slate Plus segment: The ad market during the COVID-19 pandemic.



About the Show

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers.

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  • Emily Peck is a veteran journalist who has worked as a writer and editor at national outlets like HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer.

  • Felix Salmon is a host of the Slate Money podcast.

  • Anna Szymanski is a columnist at Reuters Breakingviews. She previously worked in emerging markets investment and is a CFA charterholder.