How the UK has kept unemployment down — for now

Jul 7, 2020
So far, the nation's businesses have avoided laying off 9.3 million workers.
Government furlough programs and business loan and grant schemes allowed U.K. companies to keep their staff on their payrolls even if their doors were shut.
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Businesses speak out on injustice, close stores amid protests over George Floyd killing

Jun 1, 2020
Target, Amazon and Apple are among the larger companies who have acknowledged the injustice driving protests.
Small businesses owners, some of whom were looking forward to reopening today in Minnesota, were instead left pleading with protesters to spare their businesses.
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Which businesses should governments bail out during COVID-19?

May 21, 2020
The speed at which governments are having to decide which companies to offer assistance to has echoes of the 2008 financial crisis.
"What we're talking about now is government having its ownership fingers on probably all types of business imaginable," Lord Paul Myners said.
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Is it safe to visit gyms, cafes, and stores? Here's what the data says.

May 20, 2020
Researchers analyzed the risks and rewards of opening different businesses right now.
MIT researchers say we need to "ration our social contact" during these times. But how best to do that?
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When businesses reopen, will consumers come back amid COVID-19 concerns?

Apr 24, 2020
Consumers might not feel safe or have money to spend.
Georgia plans to allow some businesses to start to open again. Will it be able boost the state's economy?
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Black-owned businesses face increased safety and economic risk from COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020
Health care businesses face medical risks, while retail and food service companies are seeing plunging sales.
Black people are almost 13% of the U.S. population, but only about 4% of business owners.
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Another day, another storm

Apr 11, 2019
Businesses in the Midwest are in the process of recovering from last month's floods.
A tractor drives through flooding in Missouri last month. Midwest businesses are struggling to shoulder the financial burden of flooding and storm damage by two recent storms.
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The business of second chances

Apr 8, 2019
When a business files for bankruptcy in today's economy, what happens?
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Bernie Sanders wants to tax companies whose workers rely on public assistance

Sep 6, 2018
His bill is called the "Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies," or "Stop BEZOS" Act.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (C) pauses during a news conference at the Capitol March 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.  
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Venture capitalism: Investing today in the companies of tomorrow

Aug 29, 2018
"We are looking at companies and technology well before everyone else recognizes what it is and where it's going," Ann Miura-Ko says.
“You'll find actually great entrepreneurs out there ... who don't fit the exact profile that everyone believes is the great startup founder,” says Ann Miura-Ko, co-founding partner of Floodgate. Above, she speaks at the 2018 Makers Conference in Los Angeles.
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