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Both passengers and drivers are feeling better about ride-sharing

Apr 13, 2021
Uber just had its best month ever. "We're seeing ride demand track closely with vaccination rates," Lyft's president told us.
More and more people getting vaccinated and having places to go, and they need some way to get there.
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IRS says $1.3 billion in tax refunds is unclaimed — from 2017

Apr 12, 2021
People have until May 17 to file their 2017 taxes and request their refunds.
More than 1 million people a year fail to claim the refunds they are owed, according to a tax expert.
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HUD announces $5 billion in grants to fight homelessness

Apr 9, 2021
The money can be used for tenant-based rental assistance and property development to create more affordable housing.
Homelessness went up more than 2% between 2019 and 2020, and that was before the pandemic.
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Pandemic exacerbated inequality worldwide, Amnesty International says

Apr 7, 2021
In many countries, those working in low-wage jobs or in the gig economy were left out of government relief packages.
It’s the same story in much of the world: The people who make the least have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.
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Some industries still have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic

Apr 6, 2021
But in the public sector, and especially education, jobs may come back soon because of money in the latest COVID relief package.
The industries that have the furthest to go are ones you'd maybe expect: leisure and hospitality, accommodations, food services and restaurants.
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Will companies need to offer remote work post-pandemic?

Apr 1, 2021
Most people who have been working from home during the pandemic want to continue doing so at least some of the time.
It'll be harder for employers to turn down work-from-home requests now that so many workplaces have proven it's possible.
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Home prices have been rising at fastest clip in 15 years

Mar 30, 2021
Prices climbed 11% year over year in metro areas, driven by the limited number of homes for sale and low mortgage rates.
Booming home prices, driven by limited inventory and low interest rates, can frustrate potential buyers.
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Why businesses are pushing Congress to expand paid family and medical leave

Mar 24, 2021
Federal funds would help businesses who already offer paid leave — and be an incentive for those who don't.
Paid leave is good for both workers and businesses.
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Time for U.S. to share more COVID vaccines?

Mar 22, 2021
The U.S. has secured enough doses to immunize everyone in the country, while much of the world has little to no access to vaccines.
According to experts, refusing to distribute its COVID-19 vaccines globally makes the U.S. look ethically, economically, and scientifically unsound when it comes to recovery.
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Amazon bets a billion a year that NFL's "Thursday Night Football" will draw customers

Mar 19, 2021
The games themselves might never be profitable, but the Prime members they draw probably will be.
Amazon's NFL deal may expand the ranks of Prime members. Experts also say the online giant has room to up its streaming game.
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