States enter hurricane season with pandemic-strained budgets

Jun 3, 2020
Many states have already used their regular emergency funds battling the virus, and frontline workers may be exhausted.
Hurricane Irma reaches Florida in 2017. Scientists predict a destructive hurricane season this year.
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In their own words: corporate first responders on frontline of production war

May 5, 2020
We hear from people at a coronavirus test-making facility in Maryland.
A COVID-19 testing lab in New York.
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What can past pandemics teach economists about COVID-19?

Economists are adapting models and using social media to try to capture emerging trends in real time.
A group of MIT researchers found that nearly half of those they surveyed are now working from home.
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Pandemic could mean opportunity for real estate investors

Apr 7, 2020
“Now's the time to innovate and go hunting," says an investment firm co-founder.
Could the post-pandemic housing market look similar to the post-Great Recession market?
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Why we see gold prices jump during times of uncertainty

Feb 24, 2020
Gold hit its highest mark in more than seven years on Monday due to spikes in coronavirus cases outside of China.
Once upon a time, gold was the currency of the United States.
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Insuring governments against disease outbreaks

May 22, 2015
The idea is to help protect against the costs of pandemics.

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