Jasmine Garsd

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Pandemic remittances have rebounded. Can that last?

Nov 30, 2020
Immigrants from Mexico and the Dominican Republic have been sending more money home than they were before the pandemic.
A woman waits outside a Western Union office in Havana, Cuba, on Oct. 28, 2020.
Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images

Love in the time of COVID: Dating apps are thriving

Nov 24, 2020
Hookup culture could be waning in the era of COVID-19, with infection a constant concern.
Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

With COVID-19 hitting hospitals hard, home births are on the rise

Nov 20, 2020
One reason some mothers choose at-home birth is they don’t feel they will be heard or taken care of in a hospital setting.
Home births were the norm at the turn of the previous century, and so were midwives, said historian and nurse midwife Michelle Drew.
Courtesy Michelle Drew

Pfizer to ask today for emergency vaccine authorization

Emergency authorization means the FDA facilitates availability of the vaccine during a declared state of emergency.
An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of pharmaceutical company Pfizer, on Nov. 17, 2020.
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Senate blocks Trump Fed nominee Judy Shelton

It seems that Shelton's chances at joining the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors are narrowing.
Judy Shelton, nominee for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.
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More people unable to pay utility bills, with colder months coming

Nov 13, 2020
Electric and gas debt is expected to be more than $24 billion by the end of this year, at least three times what it was last year.
The protections against shut-offs are lifting and disconnections have already begun.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Baseball card collecting during pandemic hits prices out of the park

Nov 11, 2020
Nostalgia, art and investment potential have led to an increase in the sports card market, one expert says.
A boy looks at a display of baseball cards at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in 2018.
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Los Angeles voters approve plan to boost social service funding

Nov 6, 2020
Measure J requires the county to spend at least 10% of its unrestricted general fund on things like job training and mental health treatment.
A man jogs past a row of telephone booths in front of the LA County Men's Central Jail on May 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Can big-screen cinemas be saved?

Nov 3, 2020
AMC Theatres, reporting a brutal quarterly loss in revenues, turn to studios for a deal to stay afloat.
A worker at a reopened AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August.
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Survey shows mixed feelings about contract tracing, quarantining

Nov 2, 2020
As cases surge in the U.S., experts are increasingly worried about cooperation with contract tracers.
A woman looks out from her front door while quarantining at  home this April in Long Island, New York.
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