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The Changing Nature of Work

From virtual offices to essential workers, explore how companies are adapting to changes in the way we work. Content in this collection may include topics such as the pandemic’s impact on employment (layoffs, hiring freezes, etc.), the shift to remote working and digital workplaces, how planned events and conferences have been affected, and how business models are adapting to the new realities of life amid a global pandemic.

Uber agrees to buy food-delivery service Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock

Uber agrees to buy food-delivery service Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock

By: Alex Sherman
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 6th, 2020
Uber agreed to buy Postmates, the fourth-largest U.S. delivery food service, for $2.65 billion in stock. Uber had attempted to acquire GrubHub last month but talks failed. Uber’s deal for Postmates will likely draw less regulatory scrutiny than an acquisition of GrubHub.
As Masks Become Political, Vistaprint’s Ad Celebrates Them as Signs of Love and Solidarity

As Masks Become Political, Vistaprint’s Ad Celebrates Them as Signs of Love and Solidarity

By: T.L. Stanley
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: June 22nd, 2020
The online printing brand is also donating $1.5 million to small and Black-owned businesses.
The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June. But that's not the whole story

The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June. But that's not the whole story

By: Anneken Tappe
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: July 2nd, 2020
The US unemployment rate fell to 11.1% as the economy added a record 4.8 million jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday.
U.S. job growth accelerates in June; unemployment rate falls

U.S. job growth accelerates in June; unemployment rate falls

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 2nd, 2020
The U.S. economy created jobs at a record clip in June as more restaurants and bars resumed operations, further evidence that the COVID-19 recession was probably over, though a surge in cases of the coronavirus threatens the fledgling recovery.
U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

U.S. farmers scramble for help as COVID-19 scuttles immigrant workforce

By: Mark Weinraub, Julie Ingwersen
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 2nd, 2020
The novel coronavirus delayed the arrival of seasonal immigrants who normally help harvest U.S. wheat, leaving farmers to depend on high school students, school bus drivers, laid-off oilfield workers and others to run machines that bring in the crop.
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These people bought homes without ever stepping inside

These people bought homes without ever stepping inside

By: Anna Bahney,
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: June 26th, 2020
Buyers are growing increasingly comfortable purchasing a home sight-unseen, with 36% saying they'd buy a home entirely online, while 43% would sell a home that way, according to a Zillow survey taken in mid-May. With the pandemic limiting travel and home viewing options, and more people contemplating moves because they can work remotely now, the practice is likely to become more common, according to Zillow.
'Pandemic pricing' is here. Rents are dropping across the US

'Pandemic pricing' is here. Rents are dropping across the US

By: Anna Bahney,
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: June 17th, 2020
"Pandemic pricing," as some agents call it, has arrived across the country as landlords react to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. With many people either losing their jobs or working from home due to the shutdowns, many tenants have chosen to leave their apartments behind in major US cities.
Costco, Target and other stores relax coronavirus safety policies

Costco, Target and other stores relax coronavirus safety policies

By: Nathaniel Meyersohn,
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: June 18th, 2020
Costco is bringing back free food samples. Target is accepting customer returns on all merchandise. And Kroger is returning to its pre-pandemic store hours at some locations.
Ketchup and mustard packets are pandemic best-sellers. That's bad news for the environment

Ketchup and mustard packets are pandemic best-sellers. That's bad news for the environment

By: Danielle Wiener-Bronner,
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2020
The pandemic has boosted demand for several products. Sales of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and canned goods all grew dramatically in the early days of the crisis.
Another pandemic best-seller? Ketchup packets. And salt packets. And even single-serve pizza seasoning.
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Los Angeles delays movie theater reopenings after rise in coronavirus cases

Los Angeles delays movie theater reopenings after rise in coronavirus cases

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 29th, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced he was taking a “hard pause” on when movie theaters in the city can reopen, citing an increase in coronavirus cases.

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  • The Changing Nature of Work COVID-19

    The Changing Nature of Work

    From virtual offices to essential workers, explore how companies are adapting to changes in the way we work.
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  • Business on the Front Lines COVID-19

    Business on the Front Lines

    News and perspectives from corporations rising to the challenge of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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  • Leading in a Crisis COVID-19.

    Leading in a Crisis

    Uncertainty can be disorienting and disruptive. Learn from business leaders about what it’s like to navigate their organizations and people through a global pandemic.
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  • Service and Community COVID-19

    Service and Community

    We’re in this together. Discover ways corporations are serving their communities and pivoting to become essential services.
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