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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.

Jobless claims head higher: 898,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits

Jobless claims head higher: 898,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits

By: Anneken Tappe and Tami Luhby
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Americans filed another 898,000 first-time jobless claims last week on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor. That's more than economists had expected and up 53,000 from the prior week.
New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

New York's Roosevelt Hotel to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

By: Simret Akiliu
Source: CNN
Date of Publication: October 11th, 2020
But now, The Roosevelt Hotel will no longer bear witness to motion pictures or moments in history.
The hotel will permanently close its doors this year, a spokesperson told CNN in a statement.
The Roosevelt Hotel, owned by Pakistan International Airlines, cited the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing drop in business as the principal reasons it will cease operations.
United Airlines slashes costs to prepare for eventual COVID-19 rebound

United Airlines slashes costs to prepare for eventual COVID-19 rebound

By: Tracy Rucinski, Ankit Ajmera
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 14th, 2020
United Airlines said on Wednesday it cut operating costs by 59% in the third quarter and had nearly $20 billion of liquidity to position it for an eventual recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that has hammered the travel industry.
Walgreens promises return to profit growth as COVID-19 impact eases

Walgreens promises return to profit growth as COVID-19 impact eases

By: Mrinalika Roy, Manas Mishra
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA.O on Thursday forecast a return to growth in profit next year, banking on a recovery in the second half of fiscal 2021 after improvement in U.S. and UK markets helped it beat estimates for the most recent quarter.
Wall Street to follow COVID-mired Europe lower

Wall Street to follow COVID-mired Europe lower

By: Hue Jones
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 14th, 2020
Wall Street was set to follow a tumbling Europe lower on Thursday, as reassuring earnings from bank heavyweight Morgan Stanley were overshadowed by the failure of U.S. policymakers to agree a fiscal boost to counter fallout from COVID-19.
Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask

Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 15th, 2020
Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work.
Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

By: ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: October 14th, 2020
Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November in an effort to reduce crowds in its stores during a pandemic.
Mars partners with Disney for Halloween short film series amid altered holiday

Mars partners with Disney for Halloween short film series amid altered holiday

By: Tatiana Walk-Morris
Source: Marketing Dive
Date of Publication: October 9th, 2020
Candy maker Mars is sponsoring the Bite Size Halloween series, which showcases short films to help families celebrate Halloween.
Silicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions

Silicon Valley Pay Cuts Ignite Tech-Industry Covid-19 Tensions

By: Katherine Bindley and Eliot Brown
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 11th, 2020
Bay Area staffers move to less-costly locales to work remotely in pandemic, triggering cost-of-living salary reductions and stoking debate.
Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
Caterpillar’s autonomous driving technology, which can be bolted on to existing machines, is helping the U.S. heavy equipment maker mitigate the heavy impact of the coronavirus crisis on sales of its traditional workhorses.

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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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