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Amid historic layoffs, millions of low-wage workers still at risk

May 4, 2020
A new report finds the worst of COVID-19 job losses could be yet to come.
Food service workers are among the most vulnerable. But the retail, hospitality and even health care sectors face challenges, too.
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Now you can earn Marriott points at the grocery store

May 4, 2020
Since many people aren't traveling, the hotel company is trying to capitalize on an activity that gives people an incentive to use its cards.
A woman wearing a mask at a grocery checkout stand. Hotel giant Marriott will give points for grocery purchases.
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How TV and movies are being filmed during lockdown

May 4, 2020
The season finale of CBS' "All Rise" was filmed entirely over video chat.
Before the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing, the cast and director of "All Rise" promoted the TV show at a fall preview event in Beverly Hills in September. The season finale was made using video chats.
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Reopening could mean redesigning schedules as well as floor plans

May 1, 2020
Without space to social distance, a 4-day workweek could give workers room.
A worker disinfects workspaces in an office. Fewer workdays could reduce the number of people in one place at one time.
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How are you spending your $1,200 relief payment?

May 1, 2020
Americans are paying back friends, buying necessities, paying bills and giving to charity.
Some people are donating stimulus checks while others are using it for essentials.
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It can be stressful to be a customer-service rep right now

May 1, 2020
They're dealing with high call volumes, difficult questions and chatty customers.
A worker at a call center. Many companies are trying to satisfy customer demand with online solutions.
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With no federal aid, undocumented immigrants look to states, philanthropy for support

May 1, 2020
California will start taking applications in May for cash benefits.
Even though undocumented workers pay taxes, they're not eligible for federal public benefits.
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Vehicle sales crash in April, analysts say, dropping by half

May 1, 2020
Pickup truck sales are holding up better than some other vehicles, spurred by incentives like zero-percent financing deals.
A line of Ford F-150 trucks. Dealer incentives tend to work well with truck buyers.
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