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The travel industry is still feeling the loss of business customers

Nov 25, 2021
They're a huge source of income — and a full recovery won't happen without them.
Air travel for Thanksgiving this year is expected to be near pre-pandemic levels, but business travel is still lagging behind.
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Some industries still have a long way to go to recover from the pandemic

Apr 6, 2021
But in the public sector, and especially education, jobs may come back soon because of money in the latest COVID relief package.
The industries that have the furthest to go are ones you'd maybe expect: leisure and hospitality, accommodations, food services and restaurants.
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Jigsaw puzzles are a quarantine hit. This puzzle-maker hopes that continues after the pandemic.

Feb 15, 2021
British jigsaw puzzle maker Julie Wilkins saw quarantine rekindle people's love for the jigsaw puzzle. She hopes that's here to stay.
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Marriott plans to take on Airbnb in home-sharing market

Apr 29, 2019
The hotel group is preparing to launch a new division.
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Cell phones are competition for an industry whose product is creating experiences for people to enjoy in the here and now, says Art Markman, University of Texas at Austin psychologist.
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