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Music, food and myth-busting bring vaccines to hesitant farmworkers

Apr 14, 2021
As much as 18% of the U.S. agricultural and farmworker population has tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 5% of the general population.
Rico Peralta holds up a bandana with messages in multiple languages spoken in the Central Valley. They’ve found that farmworkers prefer bandanas to face masks.
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Many will see $1,400 COVID payments hit bank accounts today

Mar 17, 2021
Tens of millions of taxpayers will get the direct payments Wednesday if the IRS has their direct deposit information.
There was some initial confusion because the IRS said that it began processing payments on Friday. People were online on Monday wondering where their deposits were.
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Why self-driving cars are designed to look like overgrown toys

Mar 9, 2021
To make customers comfortable with mobile robots, companies are designing in approachability and familiarity.
This Nuro vehicle is built to transport packages, not people.
Nuro

What the expansion of federal unemployment aid covers

Feb 26, 2021
The headline is that people who’ve turned down work for health and safety reasons can be eligible for federal aid.
Federal unemployment aid eligibility is being expanded to three additional categories of workers.
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California can enforce its net neutrality law, judge rules

Feb 24, 2021
After the FCC scrapped net neutrality rules in 2017, California enacted its own. Those have been challenged in court ever since.
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Facebook blocks news in Australia

Feb 18, 2021
Facebook's decision to wipe the news feeds came in response to lawmakers coming closer to passing a landmark new law.
A proposed law in Australia would require social media sites, like Facebook, and search engines, like Google, to pay publishers for news content that appears on their sites.
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HealthCare.gov reopens for enrollment

Feb 15, 2021
Over the last four years, millions have dropped off the ACA.
The Biden administration plans to spend $50 million on a marketing campaign to get more people to enroll through the Affordable Care Act.
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Aunt Jemima rebrands as Pearl Milling Company

Feb 10, 2021
It's part of a reappraisal of brands long criticized for their demeaning or racist roots.
Aunt Jemima has rebranded itself as Pearl Milling Company.
PepsiCo

Who might get $1,400 stimulus checks with next COVID relief package?

Feb 9, 2021
The income threshold for stimulus checks remains the same at $75,000 per person and $150,000 per couple.
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Is Jeff Bezos still in charge at Amazon?

Despite Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, "it's still going to be his show," one corporate governance professor says.
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