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Countries want tourists back if they're vaccinated. That may lead to vaccine passports.

May 5, 2021
What counts as proof of immunization when there's no global database to tell a fake apart from the real thing?
"The train’s left the station. It's happening," says Jen Kates, director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. "So many countries have said they're doing this. It's just a matter of how to make it work," and how to make it as fair and equitable as possible.
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Some consumers have had a soft spot for avocados during the pandemic

May 5, 2021
Demand for avocados rose about 7% last year. But some consumers found there were drawbacks to buying them via curbside delivery.
With consumers spending more time in grocery stores and restaurants, consumption of avocados is expected to continue to increase.
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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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The upside of the vaccine rollout for the companies making shots

May 3, 2021
The resulting goodwill may prove useful to Pfizer and Moderna.
Karen Andersen, who covers biotech at Morningstar, says the potential sale of booster shots to ward off variants of COVID-19 could be profitable for Pfizer and Moderna.
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Americans still hesitant about international travel

Apr 30, 2021
Even as domestic travel picks up, consumers say they are wary of getting on international flights.
According to Morning Consult, consumers feel safer traveling by train, bus and domestic flight than they do traveling internationally.
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Could waiving patents increase the global supply of COVID-19 vaccines?

Apr 30, 2021
Advocates for waiving say letting countries make generic vaccines would help. Skeptics say it's not that simple.
Right now, we don't have nearly enough vaccine supply for the world. A big reason for that is patents, said Amy Kapczynski, a law professor at Yale.
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Health risks, low pay affecting fast-food workers' appetite for jobs

Apr 29, 2021
Restaurant chains, including Taco Bell, Chipotle and McDonald’s, are going on hiring sprees. Will the labor force respond?
Fast-food restaurants, including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and McDonald's, line the streets in South Los Angeles.
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Big Tech companies saw growth accelerate amid COVID

Apr 28, 2021
Now, these firms have to figure out what their roles might be if and when more people start going back to the office.
A more widespread return to in-person work could affect subscription-based services, says Scott Kessler of Third Bridge.
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The pandemic could mean new housing for those experiencing homelessness

Apr 23, 2021
COVID has resulted in a wave of federal money directed at helping the roughly 580,000 people without stable shelter.
Under the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, $10 billion is set to go to local governments this year for emergency housing vouchers and low-income housing.
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