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Summer school is increasingly important for students, but where are the teachers?

Jun 20, 2022
With many teachers exhausted by the demands of the pandemic, it's harder for school districts to recruit them for summer work.
Summer school programs can be helpful for students whose education was disrupted by COVID. But finding educators willing to work this summer is easier said than done.
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Things are "awesome and amazing" at this Montana mall

Jun 16, 2022
Alana Ferko explains what's new at the Butte Plaza Mall.
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How is Gen Z managing its money?

Jun 14, 2022
Some graduated into a pandemic and are experiencing high inflation and market volatility. That's changing their approach to their finances.
From left, Tobi Plumpter, Guy DeWeever II, Emanuel Perez and Leah Smith, on the laptop screen, are part of an investing group of young Black professionals.
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French company is recycling used face masks into useful objects

Jun 10, 2022
The company takes used and discarded symbols of the pandemic and turns them into items such as coat hangers and classroom rulers.
Plaxtil co-founder Jean-Marc Neveu with used face masks in the factory where they are transformed.
John Laurenson

Pandemic boosts U.S. vitamin and supplement industry

Jun 8, 2022
Spending on dietary supplements has grown strongly during the pandemic, and some health care providers say that raises concerns.
Workers at the NOW Foods facility in Sparks, Nevada, pack bottles on Feb. 23.
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Virtual school evolves, even as the pandemic wanes

Jun 7, 2022
What once was a necessity is now an expanding educational frontier.
Virtual learning used to be less dynamic, with students and teachers accessing materials at different times. The pandemic changed that.
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Evusheld offers vulnerable Americans protection from COVID. But getting it has been complicated.

May 24, 2022
Scarcity and a lack of outreach has left millions of immunocompromised Americans without access to the treatment.
The Biden administration ordered 1.7 million doses of Evusheld, but around three-quarters of those may have gone unused, according to some estimates.
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Cities in China not under lockdown still feel the pain

May 23, 2022
Dozens of cities are under lockdown or COVID-19 restrictions, and that is affecting businesses across China.
COVID-19 restrictions in China make it hard to attract new overseas investment and foreign talent, a member of the European Union chamber of commerce in China says.
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Zoom grew like crazy during the pandemic. Now what?

May 23, 2022
The company known for its video conferencing platform is sitting on a lot of cash. Some investors are wondering where the company can go from here.
Like Peloton, a lot of folks who were going to buy Zoom products already have by now.
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The Biden administration is extending the public health emergency. Here's what that means.

May 17, 2022
The original declaration of January 2020 changed the health care landscape.
COVID tests and vaccines are free of charge as a result of the public health emergency declaration in 2020.
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