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In the COVID-19 economy, unintended consequences play a part in policymaking

A rise in domestic violence, a decline in car accidents and more.
FDA deregulation of COVID-19 antibody tests has led to a false sense of security for some, an unintended consequence of the move.
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Americans can now tap 401(k)s without penalty. Here's how it works.

People affected by the crisis can access of up to $100,000 of their retirement savings without the usual 10% penalty.
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Startups always face bankruptcy risk. COVID-19 has made things worse.

"Small companies and a lot of us are getting a lesson in, 'Risk is real,'" one business professor says.
Startups don't have the cash flow or credit lines to deal with crises like big companies do.
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After Kobe Bryant's death, advertisers take stock of their Super Bowl campaigns

Brands are gearing up for their Super Bowl advertising campaigns, but in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death, some are changing their approach.
A moment of silence in memory of NBA great Kobe Bryant takes place during Super Bowl Opening Night presented by BOLT24 at Marlins Park on Jan. 27, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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Kobe Bryant's legacy as an athlete and a venture capitalist

Jan 27, 2020
"He was really diverse in this first few moments of retirement," says Kenneth Shropshire of Arizona State University.
Kobe Bryant smiles at halftime as both his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center on Dec. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles.
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The psychology of giving

And why a thank you goes a long way.
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"Moving Forward," an unexpected journey in U.S. politics

Dec 6, 2019
Karine Jean-Pierre's new memoir explores today's politics and asks what it can do about income equality.
The American flag flies over the U.S. Capitol.
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How Reno, Nevada, turned its economy into a small powerhouse

Mayor Hillary Schieve said playing on the region's strengths and diversifying its economy helped revive the struggling, post-recession city.
A neon sign welcomes people to Reno, Nevada.
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Why dwindling bee populations are threatening U.S. agriculture

Beekeeper and director of the documentary "The Pollinators," Peter Nelson, talks about the costly bee pollination industry, its importance in our agricultural system and why it's under threat.
A beekeeper in South Dakota loads bee hives onto a truck for transport.
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