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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. retail sales slow amid pandemic, lack of fiscal stimulus

U.S. retail sales slow amid pandemic, lack of fiscal stimulus

By: Lucia Mutikani
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
U.S. retail sales increased less than expected in October and could slow further, restrained by spiraling new COVID-19 infections and declining household income as millions of unemployed Americans lose government financial support.
S&P 500, Dow drop from record levels as coronavirus cases spike

S&P 500, Dow drop from record levels as coronavirus cases spike

By: Shivani Kumaresan, Medha Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Tuesday with the S&P 500 and the Dow retreating from record closing highs hit a day earlier, following disappointing retail sales data and a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states

Pfizer to start pilot delivery program for its COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 16th, 2020
Pfizer Inc PFE.N has launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements.
Walmart forecasts promising holiday season as online sales soar

Walmart forecasts promising holiday season as online sales soar

By: Melissa Fares, Aishwarya Venugopal
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 17th, 2020
Walmart Inc WMT.N said on Tuesday it was optimistic about its holiday sales prospects in a pandemic-ridden year after the big-box retailer beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results as Americans increasingly shift their spending online.
U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

U.S. airlines caution on winter challenges as COVID-19 cases rise

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 12th, 2020
Delta Air Lines DAL.N and Southwest Airlines LUV.N on Thursday cautioned that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases may have a negative impact on travel over the winter holidays, a period the sector had hoped would see improved bookings.
Sony PS5 sold out online as pandemic chills real-world retailing

Sony PS5 sold out online as pandemic chills real-world retailing

By: Sam Nussey
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 11th, 2020
Sony Corp’s PlayStation 5 (PS5) console launched in core markets on Thursday to intense interest online, but with first day real-world sales limited to pre-order pick-ups.
Has Disney put the worst of the pandemic behind it?

Has Disney put the worst of the pandemic behind it?

By: Lisa Richwine, Akanksha Rana
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 12th, 2020
Walt Disney Co's DIS.N rapidly growing streaming video business and a partial recovery at its theme parks gave investors fresh hope on Thursday that the entertainment company had made it through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Give me a W, V, and a K: describing the post-COVID economic outlook

Give me a W, V, and a K: describing the post-COVID economic outlook

By: Dhara Ranasinghe, Ritvik Carvalho, Elizabeth Howcroft
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
What appeared to be a sharp V-shaped growth rebound from the first pandemic lockdown, now seems like a “W” -- these are among the myriad of letters and signs economists are using to describe the outlook for a world turned upside down by COVID-19.
WeWork losses mount but sees 'seismic shift' in office leasing to its favor

WeWork losses mount but sees 'seismic shift' in office leasing to its favor

By: Herbert Lash
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: November 13th, 2020
WeWork Companies LLC’s revenue declined but its cash burn slowed in the third quarter, a company memo showed on Thursday, as management expressed confidence the shared-workplace provider can weather the hit to the global office sector from COVID-19.
lyft van

Lyft’s results show pain but also hope as some riders return

By: CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: November 10th, 2020
Lyft is still feeling the pandemic’s severe impact on the ride-hailing industry but its third-quarter results show signs of a recovery from the previous three months when passengers stayed locked down.

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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.
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    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

    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

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