The voting power of Georgia teens in Senate runoff elections

Nov 19, 2020
Teens need a little extra nudging to cast ballots, so organizers in Georgia are reaching out by email, phone and more.
A pile of stickers for voters at Park Tavern on Nov. 3, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Change in the White House means changing plans for some businesses

Nov 9, 2020
Companies large and small are getting ready for changes in trade, taxes and health care policy.
Then-Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris deliver remarks in August in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Stocks surge on vaccine news, Biden victory

Nov 9, 2020
Markets were already sharply higher when Pfizer said that data shows vaccine shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19.
Any economic recovery depends on checking the pandemic, and investors pounced upon the news. Pfizer’s data is only preliminary and does not mean a vaccine is imminent.
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Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

Nov 7, 2020
Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and the first person of color vice president-elect.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, at a rally in August, are headed to the White House after the Associated Press called the presidential race Saturday.
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Facebook, Twitter and more crack down on violent rhetoric, election misinformation

Social media companies are now in the business of trying to swat down misinformation, as is clear from the 2020 election.
Since Election Day, Twitter has put about a third of President Donald Trump’s tweets behind a fact-check label.
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Getting any work done? Election uncertainty drives distraction at work

Nov 5, 2020
The election has had a major effect on work productivity this year, with more people voting and paying attention to the results.
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And the winner is ... Yep, economists have models for every outcome

Nov 4, 2020
When variables include who will be president and who controls Congress, GDP and unemployment forecasts look very different.
A Democratic sweep would likely mean more and larger coronavirus relief packages, driving economic growth.
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Florida voters approve $15-an-hour minimum wage

Nov 4, 2020
Hourly wages for some 2.5 million workers in the state will rise to $10 next year, then a dollar a year through 2026.
Voters cast their ballots at a fire station in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 3, 2020.
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How low numbers of refugees coming in hurts this town

Oct 28, 2020
Refugee resettlement is dropping in Erie, Pennsylvania, affecting its economy.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
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