A way to save both lives and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nobel laureate and NYU professor Paul Romer says there's a path forward that limits the spread of the virus while letting most people get back to work over time.
"If we spent $100 billion right now, on protective gear and testing, we wouldn't be faced with a choice of let hundreds of thousands of people die or kill the economy," Nobel Prize-winner Paul Romer says.
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Shanghai and coronavirus: living in a ghost town

Feb 4, 2020
Our China correspondent takes us on a tour of the usually bustling financial center, where fears and precautions have made it eerily quiet. You can even hear the birds sing.
Marketplace's China correspondent Jennifer Pak used to wear face masks outdoors to protect against air pollution, but now the Chinese government advises residents to wear them whenever they are out of their homes.
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In China, coronavirus curbs New Year celebrations ... and spending

Jan 24, 2020
The holiday is usually a peak purchasing period, but the illness is threatening to derail the much-needed bump in the Chinese economy.
Shoppers wearing masks Wednesday prepare for Lunar New Year in Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Welcome to Changemakers: Why are we doing this?

Jan 7, 2020
The world is changing. Meet some people who are making a difference in big ways and small.
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When you connect diversity to business outcomes, "people pay attention"

Dec 13, 2019
Women and people of color are dramatically underrepresented in the financial services industry, especially among certified financial planners — just 1.5% of CFPs are black, 2% are Hispanic or Latino and 23% are women.
Companies can take steps to close the racial pay gap, starting with collecting the data.
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For businesses, American Community Survey is a trove of valuable information

Sep 26, 2019
The Census Bureau's annual survey helps businesses figure out where and what they should be selling.
Businesses use ACS data to decide where to open new stores. Above, a storefront for lease in Chicago.
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Understanding Trump's unprecedented international business entanglements

Jun 6, 2019
The Center for Responsive Politics reports on the president's business interests across 30 countries.
The Center for Responsive Politics used President Donald Trump's personal financial disclosures as a starting point for its investigation.
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