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How Employers Can Keep Their Employees Protected from COVID in the Workplace How Employers Can Keep Their Employees Protected from COVID in the Workplace
Tue, October, 13, 2020
As companies slowly welcome employees back into the physical workplace, labor attorney Michael Schmidt tackles the most pressing question: How can employers protect employees from COVID?
Is 6 Feet Really a Safe Distance? Should I Go to a Bar? Answering COVID-19 Questions Is 6 Feet Really a Safe Distance? Should I Go to a Bar? Answering COVID-19 Questions
Tue, October, 13, 2020
Seven months into the pandemic, there are still many unanswered questions. Jorge Ortiz from USA Today answers some key ones, like whether six feet of distance is enough and how to safely organize holiday gatherings.
COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers Look to Make a Difference COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers Look to Make a Difference
Tue, October, 13, 2020
On the heels of news that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial has been halted due to an unexplained illness in a study participant, Rolfe Winkler from The Wall Street Journal looks at volunteers' experiences in COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Trump and Biden Battle to Win Wisconsin, Possible 2020 Tipping Point Trump and Biden Battle to Win Wisconsin, Possible 2020 Tipping Point
Tue, October, 13, 2020
Craig Gilbert from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analyzes the race in the tipping-point state of Wisconsin, where Donald Trump won a crucial victory in 2016 but Joe Biden currently leads in polling.
The Already-Serious Opioid Crisis Has Intensified During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Already-Serious Opioid Crisis Has Intensified During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mon, September, 14, 2020
Jon Kamp from The Wall Street Journal explains how the opioid crisis - which has faded from the forefront in recent months - has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite Polls, GOP Hopes to Ride Voter Registration Surge in Pennsylvania Despite Polls, GOP Hopes to Ride Voter Registration Surge in Pennsylvania
Mon, September, 14, 2020
Although polls continue to show Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, the GOP is banking on a different number to carry Trump to 2020 victory: net voter registrations. Holly Otterbein has more.
Welcome to Outdoor Classrooms During a Pandemic...And Now for the Bad News Welcome to Outdoor Classrooms During a Pandemic...And Now for the Bad News
Mon, September, 14, 2020
In keeping with COVID safety measures, some schools have set up outdoor classrooms where kids can socially distance. Elisabeth Buchwald looks at the conflicting results of this new trend in education.
Why Wildfires Are So Bad This Year in California, Oregon, and Washington Why Wildfires Are So Bad This Year in California, Oregon, and Washington
Mon, September, 14, 2020
Jim Carlton from The Wall Street Journal details the reasons why the wildfires across the western U.S. have been especially devastating this year.
Voters Expect the Economy to Get Worse by Election Day Voters Expect the Economy to Get Worse by Election Day
Fri, August, 21, 2020
Rick Newman from Yahoo Finance shares findings from a recent Yahoo Finance-Harris poll, in which voters expressed general pessimism about the next few months.
U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to 1.1 Million in Latest Week U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to 1.1 Million in Latest Week
Fri, August, 21, 2020
Mark Hamrick from Bankrate evaluates the state of unemployment across the country after the latest labor report shows jobless claims are rising once again.
Joe Biden United the Democrats-It's Not Likely to Last Joe Biden United the Democrats-It's Not Likely to Last
Fri, August, 21, 2020
Ken Thomas from The Wall Street Journal explains why Democrats' unity after the DNC may not last for long.
The Five People (Not Named Trump or Biden) Who Loom Large Over the 2020 Race The Five People (Not Named Trump or Biden) Who Loom Large Over the 2020 Race
Wed, July, 8, 2020
The 2020 election is basically a choice between two presidential candidates: Donald Trump and Joe Biden. But James Pindell from The Boston Globe lists the five people not on the ballot who will have the greatest influence on the race.
NBA Increasing Mental Health Resources for Players During Season Restart NBA Increasing Mental Health Resources for Players During Season Restart
Wed, July, 8, 2020
Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today details the mental health resources that will be available to NBA players once they enter the Orlando bubble to resume the season.
Will the Facebook Ad Boycott Force the Social Media Giant to Change? Not Likely. Will the Facebook Ad Boycott Force the Social Media Giant to Change? Not Likely.
Wed, July, 8, 2020
Hundreds of companies have joined an advertising boycott of Facebook, trying to pressure the social media giant to more actively police hate speech and false content on its platform. But Nathan Bomey from USA Today explains why the pressure might not be enough to force Facebook to change.
Trump, Biden Offer Dramatically Different Visions of 'Normal' in America Trump, Biden Offer Dramatically Different Visions of 'Normal' in America
Wed, July, 8, 2020
Jerry Seib from The Wall Street Journal evaluates the Trump and Biden campaigns' opposing views on how to return the country to "normal."
Why Americans Are Buying More Boxed Wine During COVID-19 Why Americans Are Buying More Boxed Wine During COVID-19
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Before you buy another expensive bottle of wine, listen to this story from Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today. Boxed wine is cheaper, and people are buying a ton of it during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Diverse North Charleston, Where Most Police Are White, a Black Chief Tries to Bridge the Divide In Diverse North Charleston, Where Most Police Are White, a Black Chief Tries to Bridge the Divide
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Dan Frosch from The Wall Street Journal shares the story of Reggie Burgess, the Black police chief leading a mostly white police force in the diverse city of North Charleston, South Carolina.
How Universities Will Reinvent Themselves for the Better How Universities Will Reinvent Themselves for the Better
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Peter Morici, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, forecasts ways that universities will reinvent themselves to provide a full college experience via online learning this fall.
Trump and Biden Campaigns Shift Focus to Coronavirus as Pandemic Surges Trump and Biden Campaigns Shift Focus to Coronavirus as Pandemic Surges
Tue, July, 7, 2020
Yasmeen Abutaleb from The Washington Post examines how the Trump and Biden campaigns are refocusing their messaging about coronavirus as the pandemic grows into a prominent election topic.
How the New FICO Calculation Can Help You Borrow How the New FICO Calculation Can Help You Borrow
Mon, July, 6, 2020
Credit expert Paul Oster delves into the new calculation of your FICO credit score and how it can help you borrow money.
A Recovery That Started Out Like a 'V' Is Changing Shape A Recovery That Started Out Like a 'V' Is Changing Shape
Mon, July, 6, 2020
The economy experienced a steady recovery from mid-April to mid-June, but that progress has stalled over the last few weeks. Greg Ip from the Wall Street Journal analyzes the economy's "reverse square root" shape.
Sports Comebacks' Biggest Foe? Night Clubs. Sports Comebacks' Biggest Foe? Night Clubs.
Mon, July, 6, 2020
Pro sports leagues have set up detailed protocols to keep athletes safe while at the field or on the court. But Laine Higgins from the Wall Street Journal explains why the biggest obstacle to the return of sports is what athletes do during their free time.
Hardly Any At-Home Workers Have Returned to Their Normal Workplace Hardly Any At-Home Workers Have Returned to Their Normal Workplace
Mon, July, 6, 2020
Rick Newman from Yahoo Finance explores a striking coronavirus-related trend in the workplace: almost everybody is still working from home.
Has Pandemic Snacking Lured Us Back to 'Big Food' and Bad Habits? Has Pandemic Snacking Lured Us Back to 'Big Food' and Bad Habits?
Wed, June, 17, 2020
Many people used their free time during quarantine to bake sourdough or banana bread. But as author Michael Moss discusses, others binged on their favorite snacks, and Big Food noticed.
Political Groups Track Protestors' Cellphone Data Political Groups Track Protestors' Cellphone Data
Wed, June, 17, 2020
Emily Glazer from The Wall Street Journal explores how political groups are capitalizing on cellphone location data harvested from protest participants.