Americans still hesitant about international travel

Apr 30, 2021
Even as domestic travel picks up, consumers say they are wary of getting on international flights.
According to Morning Consult, consumers feel safer traveling by train, bus and domestic flight than they do traveling internationally.
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Do we really want to go back to the pre-pandemic economy?

Apr 29, 2021
True, the economy was in good shape before COVID-19. But it wasn't working for many.
Before the pandemic, Black workers were seeing historically low unemployment rates but were still almost twice as likely to be jobless as white workers. Above, a woman in Hollywood, Florida, uses her laptop to file for unemployment benefits in March 2020.
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Unemployment claims drop again to new pandemic low

Apr 29, 2021
They have fallen sharply over the past year but remain well above the 230,000 weekly figure typical before the pandemic struck.
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U.S. GDP grew 6.4% in first quarter

Apr 29, 2021
Economic growth in the current April-June period is expected to be faster still.
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Big Tech companies saw growth accelerate amid COVID

Apr 28, 2021
Now, these firms have to figure out what their roles might be if and when more people start going back to the office.
A more widespread return to in-person work could affect subscription-based services, says Scott Kessler of Third Bridge.
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The pandemic could mean new housing for those experiencing homelessness

Apr 23, 2021
COVID has resulted in a wave of federal money directed at helping the roughly 580,000 people without stable shelter.
Under the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan, $10 billion is set to go to local governments this year for emergency housing vouchers and low-income housing.
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USDA extension of free lunches gives schools something to count on

Apr 22, 2021
An estimated 12 million children in the United States don't always have enough to eat.
Some schools districts ended up feeding fewer students overall than when all schooling was in person. With many students returning to in-person school, this will no doubt change during the 2021-2022 school year.
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Unemployment claims hit another pandemic low

Apr 22, 2021
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to 547,000, a new low since the pandemic struck.
The still-high number of ongoing recipients shows that even as the economy has strengthened in recent weeks, millions of people — disproportionately low-income workers and people of color — continue to endure a loss of a job or income and have struggled to pay bills or rent.
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European Super League falls apart after outrage

Apr 21, 2021
A wave of outrage over the Super League from fans, former players, heads of state and even British royalty put a stop to it.
Soccer supporters demonstrate against the proposed European Super League outside of Stamford Bridge football stadium in London on April 20, 2021, ahead of the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion.
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More restaurants paid April rent, but minority-owned businesses still lag behind

Apr 21, 2021
More than half weren't able to pay rent this month.
The number of restaurants that didn’t pay rent in April was down to 35% from 63% the month before. But the data also shows minority business owners are still lagging behind.
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