Zoom's fate tied to future of remote work

Nov 30, 2020
The company could face headwinds once COVID-19 restrictions are reduced.
A cat takes part in a Zoom call in Milan, Italy, this May.
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How working from home has changed 8 months into the pandemic

Nov 26, 2020
Workers have learned to negotiate faulty Wi-Fi, toddler potty breaks, and remote school.
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As office workers mostly work from home, coffee and breakfast chains scramble to boost sales

Nov 5, 2020
The change in your morning routine is impacting the grab-and-go breakfast business.
Fast-food chains were investing more heavily in breakfast foods before the pandemic started.
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There's a new quarantine palette for painting houses

Nov 4, 2020
Journalist Kyle Chayka says the anxiety of this moment has people painting their walls soothing blues and greens.
Work from home has some people fed up with the color of their walls.
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What if working from home becomes permanent?

Oct 22, 2020
The longer the pandemic lasts, the likelier it seems that many of us will be working from home forever.
A real estate agent works from home in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 1.
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Amazon continues hiring spree to meet demand from pandemic

Sep 14, 2020
The company has announced more than 100,000 new positions, including corporate tech jobs around the country.
A delivery worker for Amazon Prime wears a mask and gloves on her route in Los Angeles.
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Audio diary: Returning to the office

Sep 9, 2020
We hear from listeners about returning to their workplaces for the first time since March to grab supplies for home.
An empty office in Seattle, Washington. Returning to the office to grab supplies for home can bring up unexpected emotions.
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Remote workers pay cooling bills or sweat out summer heat at home

Sep 7, 2020
Are employers obligated to chip in for home AC use during the pandemic?
The sun sets behind power lines in Los Angeles, California, during the record-breaking heat wave over Labor Day weekend.
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Parents grapple with back to school while working from home

Sep 3, 2020
They're managing their kids' remote learning while also trying to earn a living.
Millions of parents are at home with their kids during the school day while also trying to work a job.
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Work-home boundaries are blurring as people log more hours on the job

Aug 25, 2020
The Department of Labor is reminding workers and employers to keep track of timecards.
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