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Biden asks federal agencies to gauge financial risk of climate change. Many businesses are already there.

May 21, 2021
The federal government is likely to start by following major businesses' lead, one analyst told us.
President Biden told federal agencies to report back on steps they’re taking to regulate the financial risk of climate change.
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Believe it or not, businesses are society's most trusted institutions

May 20, 2021
A new survey finds four in five people trust their employers to tackle social issues more than they do government or nonprofits.
More and more, people recognize everything as political, including our businesses.
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Contact-tracing program aims to spread safety at Miami Beach businesses

Feb 10, 2021
The area's hospitality industry has suffered economically during the pandemic.
The North Beach Bandshell is an outdoor performance venue in Florida’s Miami Beach that’s part of a contact tracing program called Race to Trace.
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The hangup on the Hill: Who's liable for COVID infections at work or school?

Dec 11, 2020
Congressional Republicans want schools and businesses to be protected from lawsuits.
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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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