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Relief and confusion as COVID-19 vaccines reach nursing homes

Dec 23, 2020
The vaccine rollout will be a heavy lift for many homes that have been dealing with outbreaks, equipment shortages and labor challenges.
An 88-year-old nursing home resident in Florida prepares to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech  vaccine.
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Grounded by pandemic, this pilot hopes to fly again soon

Dec 15, 2020
How one commercial airline pilot has been making ends meet during the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, Nick Gifford flew passengers around Europe as a commercial airline pilot.
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For the United Airlines CEO, the top job means "taking care of people"

Dec 14, 2020
Scott Kirby talks about taking the helm at a major airline during the height of the pandemic.
"Almost everything that I've done in the last eight or nine months has been about safety, about health," says United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. Above, passenger check-in at the United counter at Los Angeles International Airport.
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What's at stake if states and local governments don't get more aid

Dec 8, 2020
The pandemic has squeezed state and local governments. Without more money, experts say we'll all feel the consequences.
As the pandemic forces state and local governments to cut spending, public schools deal with layoffs and furloughs.
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Community banker says small businesses need more help

Dec 4, 2020
Months after the Paycheck Protection Program rollout, many loan recipients are struggling.
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Dueling views of the economy we're in

Dec 1, 2020
In their Senate testimony, Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin emphasized progress and Fed Chair Jerome Powell focused on unmet needs. Does their divergence matter?
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell greet each other as they arrive at Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing.
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How working from home has changed 8 months into the pandemic

Nov 26, 2020
Workers have learned to negotiate faulty Wi-Fi, toddler potty breaks, and remote school.
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Manufacturers recovering as service industry continues to suffer

Nov 25, 2020
Orders for big-ticket items are a rare economic bright spot. But many businesses that rely on in-person customers are hurting.
Workers manufacture face shields in New York. Demand is healthy for medical and cleaning supplies.
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COVID-19 is putting the economy on fast-forward

Nov 24, 2020
Will that make it better or worse? Scott Galloway, professor at the NYU Stern School, weighs in with his new book, "Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity."
People wait in line to receive donated groceries on May 6, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City.
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With COVID-19 hitting hospitals hard, home births are on the rise

Nov 20, 2020
One reason some mothers choose at-home birth is they don’t feel they will be heard or taken care of in a hospital setting.
Home births were the norm at the turn of the previous century, and so were midwives, said historian and nurse midwife Michelle Drew.
Courtesy Michelle Drew