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Is the pandemic over? Plenty of companies seem to think so.

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A notice inviting patrons to social distance is seen in the outdoor seating area of The Abbey Food & Bar.

A notice inviting patrons to social distance is seen in the outdoor seating area of The Abbey Food & Bar on January 29, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. - California has lifted the statewide "stay at home" ban, paving the way for the return of activities such as outdoor dining with a reopening permit, in line with new strict regulations aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID-19

Corporations' decisions seem to signal the end of the pandemic

by Kristin Schwab Jun 22, 2022
“Some companies are large enough that they can be the trendsetters,” one health economist tells us.

Commission-free stock trading has spurred retail investors. But its days might be numbered.

by Justin Ho Jun 22, 2022
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission has taken aim at the commission-free business model.

The minivan is kind of making a comeback this summer

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Jun 22, 2022
As travel picks up, the minivan is seeing a surge in popularity — and not just with families.
A Warmer World

The climate crisis comes for outdoor tourism

by Savannah Maher Jun 23, 2022
A historic drought and massive wildfire have hurt the outdoor tourism industry in the Southwest United States.

American is ending service at 4 airports as airlines scramble to hire staff

by Samantha Fields Jun 22, 2022
The carrier is canceling regional routes in Ohio, New York and Iowa. Losing an airline can be tough on a city and its economy.

Incarcerated California youths, trained to fight wildfires, may now be able to find similar jobs once released

by Lesley McClurg Jun 22, 2022
A recently passed law allows some young people trained in firefighting to have their records expunged, opening doors to employment.

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Juicy Notorious B.I.G.
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Empire State of Mind Jay-Z, Alicia Keys
Mariella Khruangbin, Leon Bridges

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