IMF projects 6% global growth, driven in part by U.S. GDP growth

Apr 6, 2021
Financial stimulus policies are driving economic growth, but not all economies are recovering at the same speed.
The IMF is projecting 6.4% growth in the U.S. in 2021 and 3.5% growth in 2022.
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There's a push to mandate hazard pay at the local level

Jan 13, 2021
With COVID-19 spreading out of control, it's never been riskier for front-line workers.
Cashier Olga Jiminez, clad in mask and gloves, at work at Presidente Supermarket in Miami in April. Many companies that provided hazard pay early in the pandemic eventually phased it out.
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Another paper suggests wearable devices can predict COVID-19 before symptoms

Dec 14, 2020
Smartwatches, smart rings and fitness trackers have been found to detect fever and other warning signs early on, a study says.
Some smartwatches and other wearable devices have been found to provide early COVID-19 warning signs.
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Which countries' economies are doing best? Those that beat the virus.

Dec 14, 2020
As central bankers around the world meet to close out the year, some face stronger economic headwinds than others.
This year, the U.S. has added instability to the global economy, in contrast to its historical role of bolstering recovery.
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California adopts emergency workplace safety rules for COVID-19

Nov 20, 2020
OSHA has declined to create national rules during the pandemic.
A security guard checks a customer's temperature outside a retail store. Efforts to prevent virus transmission in the workplace are gaining steam.
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