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Pandemic pushes holiday retail jobs off the sales floor

Oct 27, 2020
Hiring is down overall, but up for e-commerce jobs. Warehouse and shelf-stocking jobs have tripled compared to past years.
Masks and hand sanitizer are given to customers entering a Dick's Sporting Goods during the pandemic. "The holiday season is going to look very different for retailers and workers alike," one economist says.
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COVID stresses food production in Washington fruit harvests

Oct 27, 2020
It's fruit harvesting and processing time in the Pacific Northwest and workers are getting PPE, but still pressing for union rights.
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Travel rewards credit cards add more everyday perks like Uber Eats

Oct 27, 2020
Cards that once lured in customers with travel perks are now focusing on spending that’s closer to home during the pandemic.
Some cards with high annual fees are starting to switch from rewards on travel and hotels to discounts on things like takeout and groceries.
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Student loan debt adds to racial wealth disparities, research finds

The costs for Black borrowers to pursue a college have been growing exponentially.
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Virus fatigue is changing people's risk tolerance

Oct 26, 2020
New COVID-19 cases are on the rise, but so is people's willingness to go out.
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Home builders see demand for bigger houses

Oct 26, 2020
After falling for several years, the average size of a new single-family home may be growing again.
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Can plastic-eating bacteria help cut down on pollution?

Oct 26, 2020
British and American researchers have developed a “super-enzyme” to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of recycling of plastic waste.
Municipal workers clear plastic from a canal in Bangkok in June.
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Why Dunkin' is looking to private equity, again

Oct 26, 2020
In a year of mixed fortunes, the coffee and doughnut giant may sell the business to private equity.
Dunkin’ Brands was sold to private equity firms in 2005, then it went public again in 2011.
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How the television industry is getting back to work

Oct 26, 2020
"It has been a real tough puzzle for Hollywood to figure out," Hollywood Reporter's Bryn Sandberg says.
Reality TV productions got back to work before most scripted projects.
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