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Corporations offer to help with vaccine rollout

Jan 22, 2021
Some of these companies have expertise, resources or logistical capacity that the federal government may lack.
Vaccine distribution at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Some major sports venues are joining the effort to prevent infections.
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Rural food banks find ways to deliver during pandemic

Jan 22, 2021
For many low-income people in rural areas, simply getting to a grocery store or food bank can be a barrier to getting enough to eat.
For millions of low-income people living in rural areas around the country, getting to a grocery store or a food bank can be a major barrier to getting enough to eat.
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Biden orders OSHA to strengthen COVID-19 safety rules

Jan 22, 2021
The order also asks OSHA to strengthen its workplace enforcement efforts.
An employee wipes down outdoor tables at a restaurant in Florida.
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Arts venues welcome COVID grant program to get through 2021

Jan 22, 2021
Hard-hit venues such as concert halls and theaters are preparing to apply for $15 billion in grants included in the latest relief bill.
Between April and July last year, the fine- and performing-arts industries lost about $42 billion in revenue, according to one estimate.
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United, weighed down by losses, aims to nimbly navigate COVID storm

Jan 21, 2021
The airline expects first-quarter operating revenue to shrink as much as 70% from the same period two years ago.
A closed United Airlines kiosk at San Francisco International in July. The carrier and its industry have been piling up losses.
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China's vaccine diplomacy begins critical test in Brazil

Jan 21, 2021
China has been aggressively promoting its COVID-19 vaccines around the world — to provide a public good, boost its pharmaceutical industry and gain geopolitical allies.
A container of vaccines developed by China's Sinovac is unloaded near Sao Paulo. The treatment was recently approved by health authorities in Brazil, though some people are skeptical of the Chinese product.
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Inside the economy President Biden inherits

Jan 21, 2021
How will the Biden administration approach a sharply unequal recession amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
The 10 million job losses for the U.S. economy have been concentrated in the leisure and hospitality sectors. Elsewhere in the economy, there's actually been substantial business formation.
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Some banks are lending less in an uncertain economy

Jan 21, 2021
Many businesses are nervous about borrowing right now. And banks aren't earning much on the loans they are making.
The lending decline for some banks comes despite the fact that interest rates are at near-record lows.
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