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With baseball on hold, a professional umpire "just tried to make this a positive thing"

Oct 2, 2020
When the pandemic upended minor league baseball, Jen Pawol focused on growing her off-season business.
Jen Pawol is one of two women umpires working in professional baseball.
Courtesy of Jen Pawol

Atlanta Fed President Bostic on our "less-than economy"

Sep 28, 2020
While Amazon and Home Depot are doing well, small businesses are not. "There really is a split going on, and disparities are getting wider," he says.
"We're going to let evidence show that inflation is starting to get out of control" instead of trying to preempt it, says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Bank of Atlanta.
Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Home schooling gets "a flood of interest" during pandemic uncertainty

Sep 23, 2020
Some parents, fearing COVID-19 outbreaks at reopened schools, are opting out of the traditional education system.
John Moore/Getty Images

In California, big business is preventing "good fire"

Sep 21, 2020
With the largest wildfires in history ablaze, advocates say its time to fight fire with fire.
A firefighter walks over burning embers from the Bobcat Fire in Southern California.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

"It's been busier than ever": What's behind LA's real estate resurgence

Sep 17, 2020
The pandemic has surprisingly become a busy time for this mortgage broker.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For Golding Barge Line, business during the pandemic is 'definitely painful'

Sep 9, 2020
The coronavirus is making it difficult for the American oil industry's supply chain.
A barge passes on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

The landlord who stepped up in the 'hour of need'

A landlord in Kenya is helping his tenants get through the coronavirus crisis by suspending rent payments.
Tenants of this apartment complex in Kenya's Nyandarua County don't have to pay rent for four months as they navigate the coronavirus crisis.
Courtesy of Michael Munene

Ron Howard on his documentary 'Rebuilding Paradise'

Jul 30, 2020
The director trained his lens on the people of Paradise, California, whose lives were transformed after their town was ravaged by fire.
A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, California, in November 2018.
Noah Berger

Where did all the coins go?

Jul 22, 2020
The Federal Reserve is hoping a task force can solve the shortage of change in the economy.
Due to the shortage of U.S. coins, many cashiers are asking customers to use exact change.
Photo by Brad Lee/AFP via Getty Images

Lime's plan to ride the pandemic to profitability

Jul 15, 2020
Wayne Ting, the CEO of Lime, tells us how the micro-mobility company is adapting to meet riders in their new normal.
The Lime logo on a scooter. CEO Wayne Ting says users have been taking longer trips in residential neighborhoods.
Courtesy of Lime