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Even with the payroll tax cut from Trump's executive action, companies might continue withholding

There's a lot of ambiguity to employers as to whether they're even allowed to reduce the withholding.
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How much money are supply chain disruptions costing companies?

Cyberattacks, trade disputes, the coronavirus, natural disasters — it is exceedingly difficult to manage a complex web of business relationships
To make supply chains more resilient, companies can digitize them, hold more inventory and simplify product designs, says Susan Lund of McKinsey. Pictured: Items being transferred at an automated logistics center in Shandong in China's eastern Qingdao province.
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Sustainable investing is actually up during the pandemic recession

Activists were worried investors would abandon investing based on social and environmental goals.
Investors have not only stuck with, but have actually embraced, funds with high sustainability and environmental ratings.

What if delivery vans took your stuff away instead of dropping off packages?

A fiction writer's surreal take on the COVID-19 economy imagines a world where delivery vans arrive and confiscate your things.
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Should we treat internet service like a public utility?

The idea is that internet is not a luxury, but a fundamental part of participating in the economy.
The digital divide is more obvious than ever, as tens of millions of Americans still don't have access to reliable high-speed internet.
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Lessons from Camden, the city that disbanded (and rebuilt) a police force

Camden disbanded its city force and the county took over policing, with an emphasis on building community relations.
The Camden County Police Department was officially created in May 2013, after the unionized Camden Police department was disbanded. Pictured: CCPD patrol officers speaking with Camden resident Wilfredo Ortiz in August 2013.
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Travelers, some in protective gear, walk through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) as it stands mostly empty due to the ongoing cutbacks in travel because of the coronavirus on April 16, 2020 in New York City.
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What the U.S. economy could do better in 2020

Jan 1, 2020
Economic experts weigh in on their New Year's resolutions for the U.S. economy.
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Figure skater Adam Rippon on his early days and financial struggles

The Olympic Bronze medalist stops by Marketplace Morning Report to discuss his road to success.
Adam Rippon competes during the Men's Single Free Program on day eight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  Feb.17, 2018.
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