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Companies keep assessing SolarWinds hack as U.S. sanctions Russia

Apr 15, 2021
Cybersecurity experts call the hack a supply chain attack. At stake is the digital plumbing of modern life.
From left, FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia, SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna and Microsoft President Brad Smith testify on the 2020 cyberattack during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Is shopping by livestream the next chapter of e-commerce?

Apr 15, 2021
A lot of stores, brands and internet titans expect livestreaming to soar this year. And they’re investing accordingly.
Many businesses are able to use livestreaming as an inexpensive and direct way to reach customers.
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Companies moving to hybrid workplaces will face new challenges

Apr 15, 2021
Big companies like Ford, Target and Microsoft plan to have some workers on-site, some remote. Those on-site may gain advantage, experts say.
Big companies moving toward a hybrid workplace model, like Microsoft, should ensure  that their in-person and off-site employees are treated equitably.
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New data points to strengthening economic recovery this year

Apr 15, 2021
Jobless claims and retail spending data out Thursday suggest that the economy's laying the groundwork for recovery.
This March, spending at restaurants rose by more than spending at grocery stores, a positive sign for economic recovery.
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How to achieve vaccination equity? In Philly, the answer is walk-in clinics

Apr 15, 2021
The number of Black and Hispanic residents getting vaccinated in Philadelphia increased by more than 50% where the city reserved shots for walk-ins.
People line up to be vaccinated at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia. The walk-in-only COVID-19 vaccine clinic is run by the nonprofit Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.
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Vaccines won’t be a silver bullet for economic recovery, according to experts

Apr 15, 2021
Experts said COVID-19 will not be eradicated and more than vaccinations are needed for economic recovery during a hearing held by the Joint Economic Committee Wednesday.
"We can't only rely on vaccination,” said Dr. Céline Gounder during a Joint Economic Committee hearing Wednesday.
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Small businesses are having trouble filling job openings, so some wages are rising

Apr 15, 2021
Almost half of small business owners said in a survey they couldn't fill open jobs, so many of them are offering more money.
Many small businesses are realizing they have to compete with the amount of money people are receiving in unemployment benefits if they want to fill empty positions.
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Unemployment claims hit lowest level since pandemic

Apr 15, 2021
The number last week was 576,000 claims, down sharply from a peak of 900,000 in early January.
For the week ending March 27, 16.9 million people were continuing to collect jobless benefits, down from 18.2 million in the previous week.
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March retail sales soar 9.8% thanks to relief payments

Apr 15, 2021
Newly vaccinated and armed with $1,400 stimulus checks, Americans went on a spending spree last month.
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