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Bank accounts could soon help determine creditworthiness

May 13, 2021
Some big banks will give credit cards to people who lack credit scores, looking instead at savings and checking account history.
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Beer? Crawfish? Baseball tickets? Governments lure vaccine holdouts with perks

May 12, 2021
Is there a way to make a needle in the arm fun? Studies show incentives increase vaccine uptake by about 8%.
How do you make a shot in the arm seem fun?
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U.S. backs waiving patent protections for COVID vaccines

Changing international property rules requires unanimous agreement from nations that are part of the World Trade Organization.
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Reevaluating your career? You're not alone

May 4, 2021
"What seemed tolerable before may not seem tolerable anymore," says a professor at the Yale School of Management.
One in five workers changed their career over the last year, according to a Prudential survey.
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Apple, Epic Games head to court over App Store

Apple takes a 15% to 30% cut of app sales, in-app purchases and subscriptions. Epic says this is unfair.
To download something to your iPhone (such as the popular video game "Fortnite"), you have to go through its App Store.
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Do we really want to go back to the pre-pandemic economy?

Apr 29, 2021
True, the economy was in good shape before COVID-19. But it wasn't working for many.
Before the pandemic, Black workers were seeing historically low unemployment rates but were still almost twice as likely to be jobless as white workers. Above, a woman in Hollywood, Florida, uses her laptop to file for unemployment benefits in March 2020.
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Fast-food loyalty programs have grown during the pandemic

Apr 28, 2021
Companies are competing with one another — and delivery apps — for your data.
Starbucks costumers who signed up for the loyalty program have bolstered the company's sales in the past year.
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More restaurants paid April rent, but minority-owned businesses still lag behind

Apr 21, 2021
More than half weren't able to pay rent this month.
The number of restaurants that didn’t pay rent in April was down to 35% from 63% the month before. But the data also shows minority business owners are still lagging behind.
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Are the businesses that made it this far safe?

Apr 19, 2021
Mostly yes, an economist said. But that doesn't mean there won't be more hurdles, even as business conditions improve.
As the pandemic wanes, restaurants are seeing more customers. For some, staffing is a challenge.
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Commercial landlords look to grocery stores to fill retail vacancies

Apr 16, 2021
Groceries are recession-proof, they sign long leases and bring foot traffic to strip malls. But there can be too many in one area.
Grocery store chains like Aldi, Food Lion and Lidl have major expansion plans.
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