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YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - APRIL 14: Astri Wulandari, 30, a Gadjah Mada University public relation, carries her baby while working from home, as the government closed tourist destinations, schools, offices and urged citizens to work from home to curb the spread of the coronavirus on April 14, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian officials have so far confirmed over 5,500 cases of COVID-19 in the country with at least 496 recorded fatalities. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least over 200 countries and territories across the world, claiming over 144,000 lives and infecting over two million more. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - APRIL 14: Astri Wulandari, 30, a Gadjah Mada University public relation, carries her baby while working from home, as the government closed tourist destinations, schools, offices and urged citizens to work from home to curb the spread of the coronavirus on April 14, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesian officials have so far confirmed over 5,500 cases of COVID-19 in the country with at least 496 recorded fatalities. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least over 200 countries and territories across the world, claiming over 144,000 lives and infecting over two million more. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) Ulet Ifansasti via Getty Images

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The pandemic has changed the housing market in more ways than one

by Matt Levin Oct 26, 2021
Pricing may cool down, but the pandemic will likely permanently change the way we buy homes.

Paid family leave would be a paradigm shift for many workers

by Meghan McCarty Carino Oct 26, 2021
Even when the benefit is available, many Americans hesitate to use it. It's included in the Democrats' social-spending bill.

Evergrande investors in China are worried but holding on

by Jennifer Pak Oct 26, 2021
Evergrande is among the three biggest property developers in China and it seems to have the backing of the Chinese communist party.
COVID-19

"Look for actions" from companies, not just green pledges, experts say

by Amanda Peacher Oct 26, 2021
What will make meaningful progress toward climate goals? Corporations changing how they do business and making tangible investments.
COVID-19

Why more companies are hiring heads of remote work

by Kristin Schwab Oct 26, 2021
It's about company culture, performance management and lots of logistics.
Adventures in Housing

A real-life real estate horror story

by Maria Hollenhorst Oct 26, 2021
Ursula Vernon, an illustrator and horror writer, recounts what it was like purchasing a home for her mother during a pandemic.

Music from the episode

Cigarette Jang Beom June
Glowing Light Richard Houghten
Black Sands Bonobo
Harvest Moon Poolside
Superposition Young the Giant

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