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Why business owners are stocking up on inventory

Jun 15, 2021
Supply chain bottlenecks and a booming economy are pushing business owners to create a buffer — even taking out loans to do so.
Many businesses are stocking up on goods to meet customer demands.
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The economic models of the past didn't figure on a pandemic

Jun 14, 2021
The Fed is trying to create a way forward in monetary policy — but in nearly uncharted economic conditions.
The Federal Reserve is navigating between rising inflation and the risks caused by the pandemic. Its interest rate policy committee will meet this week.
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Canada's agricultural worker program is under scrutiny amid the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021
COVID-19 raised questions about the working and living conditions for some of the country's immigrant workers.
Farm workers fill up bins in the back of a truck with zucchini.
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Drive-thru exhibits could be more than a pandemic trend

Jun 9, 2021
Converting to a drive-thru meant one company with animatronic dinosaurs didn’t have to hang up the Stegosaurus.
Signs guide drivers through the pandemic-friendly dinosaur exhibit that culminates with a replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex.
Cole del Charco

For many Black employees, working from home can provide relief from inequitable workplaces

Jun 8, 2021
Working from home can give Black workers a break from microaggressions, but it can also cut them off from their peers.
Remote work gives Black employees more distance from the microaggressions and discrimination they might experience in the workplace.
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Restaurants find tech adopted during the pandemic serves them well

Jun 3, 2021
One restaurant says a QR code system for ordering means it can hire fewer people to wait on customers –– and it can pay those people more.
A Bartaco restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, uses a QR code-based ordering system.
Susanna Capelouto

Meet the business reclaiming the narrative around Native art

May 27, 2021
Seattle-based Eighth Generation works with Native artists to create wool blankets and more.
"What we have learned during the pandemic is that we can be confident in consumers' interest in doing the right thing," said Louie Gong, founder and CEO of Eighth Generation.
Courtesy of Ken Yu/Eighth Generation

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An errand business delivers for its owner, despite the pandemic

May 24, 2021
Although many Black-owned businesses disappeared during the pandemic, one North Carolina concierge service has thrived.
Tina Travis, founder of Errand Girl of Durham.
Leoneda Inge/North Carolina Public Radio

Many businesses may keep the cash-free model they started in the pandemic

May 21, 2021
The pandemic has accelerated the cashless trend, according to the electronic payments company Square.
According to one expert, we were headed towards cashless businesses anyways. The pandemic got us there three years quicker.
Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for VISA Inc)

Pledges vs. action: A consultant on the future of corporate social engagement

Apr 29, 2021
Deesha Dyer started a social impact consulting firm during COVID. She hopes companies keep their promises on racial justice.
Deesha Dyer, who worked in the Obama White House and founded the social impact consulting firm Hook & Fasten, hopes companies follow through on their racial justice initiatives.
Courtesy of Deesha Dyer