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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. COVID-19 economy has delivered luxury houses for some, evictions for others

The great divergence: U.S. COVID-19 economy has delivered luxury houses for some, evictions for others

By: Michelle Conlin
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 31st, 2020
Professionals are thriving, thanks in part to pandemic-induced policies by the Federal Reserve that have buoyed the stock market and fueled industries such as real estate with record-low interest rates. For many lower-wage workers, meanwhile, the crisis has delivered a cruel shove, toppling families who were already living on the financial edge. Economists call this phenomenon a “K-shaped” recovery, in which those on the top continue to climb upward while those on the bottom see their prospects worsen.
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Chevron, Exxon shrink spending as coronavirus cuts demand

Chevron, Exxon shrink spending as coronavirus cuts demand

By: Jennifer Hiller, Arathy S Nair, Shariq Khan
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 30th, 2020
U.S. oil majors Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp cut spending aggressively in the third quarter in a race to offset weak trends in fuel demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, though the former managed a slim profit.
AbbVie raises profit outlook on Botox recovery signs, new drugs growth

AbbVie raises profit outlook on Botox recovery signs, new drugs growth

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 30th, 2020
Drugmaker AbbVie Inc ABBV.N raised its full-year profit forecast on Friday, bolstered by signs of recovery in demand for its Botox injection on easing COVID-19 restrictions and strong growth for its latest drugs, sending its shares up 6%.
Under Armour expects demand for sneakers, face masks to drive annual revenue

Under Armour expects demand for sneakers, face masks to drive annual revenue

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 30th, 2020
Under Armour Inc UA.NUAA.N forecast its annual revenue above Wall Street expectations on Friday, as a pandemic-driven trend to exercise outdoors resulted in a surge in demand for running shoes and face masks.
Avis serving customers at SFO

Covid-19 Slammed Rental-Car Firms, Then Business Turned Around

By: Nora Naughton
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: November 2nd, 2020
After a big collapse in bookings this spring, Avis, Enterprise are benefiting from higher used-car prices and a preference for traveling by auto.
Wendy's Scare-thru

Wendy's turns drive-thru into spooky Halloween experience

By: Aaron Baar
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: October 30th, 2020
Wendy's is staging a "Scare-thru" at its South Gate restaurant in the Los Angeles area, per details shared with Marketing Dive.
JetBlue plane

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

By: David Koenig
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 29th, 2020
The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end.
Sony Playstation 5

Sony Gets Lift From Stay-at-Home Demand Ahead of PlayStation 5 Launch

By: Peter Landers
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 28th, 2020
Company joins Japanese tech companies’ V-shaped recovery.
Mondelez candy in Halloween buckets

Brands have some new tricks up their sleeves this Halloween

Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: October 28th, 2020
The pandemic has pushed marketers to adopt more digital and mobile tactics, with promising early results as sales of chocolate and candy tick upward.
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Marriott Uses Loyalty Program to Roll Out New Work From Anywhere Program

By: Ryan Barwick
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: October 27th, 2020
Day rates available for workers sick of their own homes.

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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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