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Who's following up on corporate pledges of diversity?

May 24, 2021
A year after George Floyd's murder, companies have spent only a fraction of the money pledged toward racial equity.
Companies that make vague commitments to racial equity might not take concrete action to fulfill their pledges.
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Why fast-food chicken is soaring

May 20, 2021
"The American consumer loves to try new things, especially if we’re already familiar with it."
An illuminated Burger King sign is seen on August 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Will happy hour make a comeback?

May 18, 2021
With many offices going fully remote or hybrid, happy hour has become a dead zone for bars.
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How public transit systems can lure riders back

May 17, 2021
Public perception is one of the biggest hurdles in regaining ridership.
The CDC says everyone should still where masks on public transit.
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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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