Due to COVID-19, this Thai tour operator is playing the waiting game

“My Economy” tells the story of the new economic normal through the eyes of people trying to make it, because we know the only numbers that really matter are the ones in your economy. When she first heard the news about COVID-19, tour operator Natt Opasanon was nervous, but not too nervous. “In the back …

ادامه مطلبDue to COVID-19, this Thai tour operator is playing the waiting game

Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2 trillion-plus measure next week if talks fall through to demonstrate that the party isn’t giving up on passing …

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For Fashion Week, the industry tries to reinvent itself

We’re in the middle of fashion week season: New York’s and London’s have wrapped up, Milan’s is going on right now and Paris’ will round out the sequence next week. The runway shows have been scaled back, socially distanced and mostly virtual. The slimmed-down events are one indication of how the fashion industry’s scrambling to …

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Hollywood has a back-to-work agreement

After months of wrangling, Hollywood studios, talent and trade unions have reached an agreement on how to safely restart production. Some filming has been happening months into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with safety protocols on set decided on a case-by-case basis. This larger agreement comes after months of back and forth over how the hard-hit film …

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Immunity for social media platforms is challenged

The Trump administration Wednesday proposed limits on immunity for tech companies.   Platforms like Facebook or Twitter or even a dating app aren’t, for the most part, held liable for the terrible things their users might say or do. And, on the other hand, they aren’t generally legally liable for taking down whatever they want.  The …

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Are we missing the point about climate change?

California is facing its worst wildfire season on record. Tropical storms and hurricanes are brewing in the Atlantic with abnormal frequency. The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent, but if we focus on climate change as the problem to solve, we’re missing the bigger picture, say Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson. They …

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Relief sought for ship workers stuck at sea

Some 300,000 people who work on commercial vessels — the kinds that carry food and health and hygiene products, among other things — are stuck on their ships, unable to get off due to COVID-19 measures. Governments around the world have closed ports, borders and other travel facilities that allow crew changes. Not being able …

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Are Americans doing better or worse economically than they were 4 years ago?

Voters are often asked if they are better off now than they were 4 or more years ago. To find out, Marketplace and APM Research Lab went straight to the numbers, looking at several different different data sets that tell us how Americans in general are doing since the Great Recession, and where things stand for …

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The future of office working doesn’t have to be all or nothing

Workers who haven’t stepped foot into their workplaces for the past six months of the coronavirus pandemic may have forgotten the small things that make office life unique: potted plants, mail shelves crammed with solicitations, that smell coming from the shared microwave. And, the incessant sound of phones ringing (what seems like) every other minute. …

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Slow labor market recovery continues with unemployment claims at 870,000

What does the unemployment picture look like? It depends on where you live. The national unemployment rate has fallen from nearly 15% in April down to 8.4% percent last month. That number, however, masks some big differences in how states are recovering from the huge job losses resulting from the pandemic. Nevada, Hawaii, California and …

ادامه مطلبSlow labor market recovery continues with unemployment claims at 870,000