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Brick-and-mortar retail has a COVID-19 cleaning problem

Mar 12, 2020
Stores are adding policies to help customers feel safe.
How is Sephora handling people sharing makeup samples in store during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Would a payroll tax cut work in the COVID-19 economy?

Mar 11, 2020
Extra cash probably wouldn't get people to take cruises or go to concerts.
President Donald Trump has suggested a payroll tax cut to help with the economic slowdown caused by the spread of COVID-19.
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What's behind some of the market volatility? Algorithms.

Mar 5, 2020
People don't buy and sell anymore. Computers do.
These days, computers and algorithms have replaced a lot of the action on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Rural communities in "Graying America" see boost in business

Feb 27, 2020
More than 20% of Americans 65 and older live in rural areas, according to the Census Bureau.
More than 20% of Americans 65 and older live in rural areas, according to the Census Bureau.
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What's behind millennials' obsession with astrology?

Feb 25, 2020
Sixty percent of them believe in New Age spirituality.
Co-Star has gained popularity on social media, as users post memes of their horoscopes.
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Trump administration poised to raise cap on seasonal visas again this year

Feb 24, 2020
H-2B visas are capped at 66,000 per year, but the law allows the Department of Homeland Security to nearly double that.
For seasonal businesses like crabbing, a visa lottery application is no guarantee.
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Online political ads have a whole different rulebook than TV

Feb 21, 2020
Digital ads don't always have to say who paid for them.
Most of the money spent on political ads goes to television.
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Millennials like greeting cards. But Hallmark? Not so much.

Feb 14, 2020
The paper greeting card giant is facing stiff competition from new entrants that cater to millennials.
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Sirius is investing in SoundCloud to the tune of $75M

Feb 12, 2020
SoundCloud is known for hosting up-and-coming artists like Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish.
Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish, two of last year's breakout artists, got their start posting tracks to SoundCloud.
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