Pandemic burnout takes a toll on women working, caring for kids and more

Dec 4, 2020
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
A survey from health startup Maven estimates 10 million women are struggling to juggle their responsibilities.
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U.S. sees hiring slowdown for fifth consecutive month

Dec 4, 2020
U.S. employers added a modest 245,000 jobs as the spread of coronavirus continues to intensify.
A man walks past a "Now Hiring" sign in front of a store on Dec. 1, 2020 in Arlington, Va.
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Fewer employers, less work spell trouble for job market

Dec 4, 2020
It's employees of small businesses who are most at risk, according to one payroll processor.
A pedestrian wearing her facemask and holding a cup of coffee walks past a closed sign hanging on the door of a small business in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2020.
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What is a double-dip recession?

Dec 3, 2020
Not all recessions are created equal.
People line up to receive a food distribution in Harlem, New York. Let's hope 2020's dismal economy is not followed by another downturn.
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COVID keeps surging. Are EMS providers at the breaking point?

Dec 3, 2020
First responder agencies are starting to buckle under constant pressure.
A worker decontaminates an ambulance.
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Vaccine, gift delivery intensify holiday shipping rush

Dec 3, 2020
Delivery giants like DHL Express have prepared for a unique workload by adding to their aviation fleets.
Package-delivery companies like DHL Express are under even more pressure this holiday season to not only get gifts where they need to go but also vaccines to people around the world. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)        (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

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Unemployment claims still elevated as COVID-19 cases escalate

Dec 3, 2020
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a still-high 712,000.
Outdoor dining is closed at the Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 30, 2020, after Los Angeles County banned outdoor dining in an attempt to stem the latest surge in coronavirus cases.
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Kroger, offering antibody tests, may be well placed to distribute a vaccine

Dec 3, 2020
Vaccines present opportunity for big retailers in general and grocery chains in particular.
Coronavirus antibody tests are another way for Kroger to get people in the door, and health and wellness is already a major part of the chain’s business model.
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People of color more at risk of COVID-19 spread at work

Dec 3, 2020
The Urban Institute says more than half of Black, Latinx and Native American workers have jobs that put them at a greater risk.
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