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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.

U.S. consumer confidence rebounds in June, but rising COVID-19 infections a worry

U.S. consumer confidence rebounds in June, but rising COVID-19 infections a worry

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
U.S. consumer confidence grew more than expected in June, strengthening views that the economic downturn was likely over, though rising COVID-19 infections threatened to derail the budding recovery.
Uber bus just around the corner on post-pandemic public transit map

Uber bus just around the corner on post-pandemic public transit map

By: Tina Bellon
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Urban transportation’s transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by now offering to sell them its software expertise.
U.S. employers announced more job cuts in June: report

U.S. employers announced more job cuts in June: report

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2020
U.S. employers announced an additional 170,219 job cuts in June as the recession caused by the COVID-19 depresses demand and pushes companies into bankruptcy, a report showed on Wednesday.
Macy's posts nearly $4 billion in losses, doesn't expect another shutdown

Macy's posts nearly $4 billion in losses, doesn't expect another shutdown

By: Melissa Fares, Nivedita Balu
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2020
Macy’s Inc reported a staggering $3.58 billion loss on Wednesday for its coronavirus-hit first quarter as store shutdowns resulted in the department store chain recording a $3 billion impairment charge.
U.S. manufacturing activity hits 14-month high

U.S. manufacturing activity hits 14-month high

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 1st, 2020
U.S. manufacturing activity rebounded in June, hitting its highest level in more than a year as the broader economy reopened, but rising COVID-19 infections threaten the recovery.
Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Strip mainstay, filing for bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus

Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Strip mainstay, filing for bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus

By: David Oliver & Dawn Gilbertson
Source: USA Today
Date of Publication: June 29th, 2020
Cirque du Soleil announced Monday it is filing for bankruptcy protection as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rattle the world. The entertainment group is working to "restructure its capital structure," according to a statement. Its application will be heard by the Superior Court of Quebec on Tuesday. Once given this initial order, it will file for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.
No windfall for consumers from shrinking car rental fleets

No windfall for consumers from shrinking car rental fleets

By: Ann Carrns
Source: Star Tribune
Date of Publication: June 27th, 2020
The coronavirus and the related drop-off in travel have pummeled the rental-car industry. That means car shoppers may find deals on used vehicles this summer as the rental companies trim their fleets — but not necessarily bargain-basement discounts.
Coronavirus leads Ford to launch job-loss return policy _ Fox Business

Coronavirus leads Ford to launch job-loss return policy

By: Cortney Moore
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: June 29th, 2020
American car giant starts yearlong return program, Ford Promise, for customers unsure of job security.
Dos Equis Made an Extra Long Cooler to Help Drinkers Stay 6 Feet Apart_Adweek

Dos Equis Made an Extra Long Cooler to Help Drinkers Stay 6 Feet Apart

By: Kathryn Lundstrom
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: June 25th, 2020
The beer brand is giving away a limited number of the coolers on Friday.
Amazon to Pay $500 Million in Bonuses for Front-Line Workers, Delivery Partners - WSJ

Amazon to Pay $500 Million in Bonuses for Front-Line Workers, Delivery Partners

By: Micah Maidenberg
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 29th, 2020
Payout comes after e-commerce giant ended a short-term pay bump; sales have shot up during coronavirus.

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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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