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  • Remote work isn’t working? Maybe your company is doing it wrong Aug 01, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Remote work isn’t working? Maybe your company is doing it wrong

    In a sense, remote work during a pandemic is not actual remote work. It’s made much harder by the circumstances of the crisis

  • Microsoft said to be in talks to buy TikTok, as Trump weighs curtailing app Aug 01, 2020 07:45 AM IST

    Microsoft said to be in talks to buy TikTok, as Trump weighs curtailing app

    It’s unclear how advanced TikTok’s talks to sell itself to Microsoft and other companies are, but changing ownership is crucial for the app

  • Despite rules, global firms are making money on America’s virus crisis Jul 31, 2020 02:08 PM IST

    Despite rules, global firms are making money on America’s virus crisis

    When a profit opportunity arose from the ashes of America’s coronavirus crisis, that international location did not stop it from seizing the moment

  • Once revered, these monkeys are now taking over Jul 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Once revered, these monkeys are now taking over

    Crab-eating macaques, a Southeast Asian species with piercing eyes and curious natures, have spilled out of the temples where they were once revered and taken over the heart of the old town

  • These scientists raced to find a COVID-19 drug. Then the virus found them. Jul 11, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    These scientists raced to find a COVID-19 drug. Then the virus found them.

    In early February, Regeneron expanded a collaboration with the federal government to begin working on the coronavirus treatment. It also started ramping up manufacturing of the antibodies

  • Coronavirus crisis | Could New York finally become a bike city? Jul 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | Could New York finally become a bike city?

    The coronavirus outbreak is just the latest crisis to popularize bikes. Sales have nearly doubled nationwide. Now there are shortages in bikes, bike parts and bike accessories

  • Coronavirus pandemic | How are my kids still getting sick in lockdown? Jul 04, 2020 03:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | How are my kids still getting sick in lockdown?

    Months into isolation, parents have told me that their kids have come down with mystery fevers, strep throat, lice, pinworms and roseola.

  • Playing Beethoven’s piano sonatas changed how I hear them Jul 04, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Playing Beethoven’s piano sonatas changed how I hear them

    At the center of my program was Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A flat (Op. 110), my first attempt at playing one of the composer’s visionary late sonatas.

  • Marty Baron made The Post great again. Now, the news is changing Jun 30, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    Marty Baron made The Post great again. Now, the news is changing

    The revival of The Post by Baron and its owner, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is perhaps the greatest news business success story of the past decade. But that journalistic revival has in some ways masked a messier story, one of many contradictions

  • Explainer | What to do when you need to use a public bathroom during a pandemic Jun 26, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Explainer | What to do when you need to use a public bathroom during a pandemic

    So what to do, especially now that many of us are starting to leave home a little more? Should we avoid shared restrooms — in parks, malls or recently reopened restaurants — like, well, the plague?

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Snail mail is getting people through this time Jun 25, 2020 03:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Snail mail is getting people through this time

    A Postal Service survey whose results were published in May found that 1 in 6 consumers had sent more mail to family and friends during the pandemic

  • The tiny bank that got pandemic aid to 100,000 small businesses Jun 24, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    The tiny bank that got pandemic aid to 100,000 small businesses

    Cross River Bank is nothing like Manhattan’s Wall Street behemoths, but as part of the government’s efforts to stave off an economic catastrophe, it stands among giants

  • These companies gave their CEOs millions — just before bankruptcy Jun 24, 2020 02:13 PM IST

    These companies gave their CEOs millions — just before bankruptcy

    Companies that are struggling to pay creditors and suppliers are managing to find millions of dollars to pay bonuses to their bosses. The payments, which are made just before a bankruptcy filing, appear to be legal

  • What makes some people more resilient than others? Jun 20, 2020 04:03 PM IST

    What makes some people more resilient than others?

    An individual’s resilience is dictated by a combination of genetics, personal history, environment and situational context. Far more important, it seems, is an individual’s history

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Food that’s a business and a comfort Jun 20, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Food that’s a business and a comfort

    Restaurants have been one of the hardest-hit businesses and ndependent businesses will bear the brunt of the closures

  • Black Lives Matter | Here’s what companies are promising to do to fight racism Jun 20, 2020 03:32 PM IST

    Black Lives Matter | Here’s what companies are promising to do to fight racism

    Companies big and small decided to recognize Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery, after the killing of George Floyd set off an urgent national conversation about race

  • How a raise for workers can be a win for everybody Jun 20, 2020 02:29 PM IST

    How a raise for workers can be a win for everybody

    New research shows that raising the minimum wage improves workers’ productivity, which translates into businesses offering higher-quality service

  • Harry Potter fans reimagine their world without its creator Jun 13, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Harry Potter fans reimagine their world without its creator

    Among the fans who vehemently reject Rowling’s views on transgenders, the discussion is on how to distance or separate themselves from the author who created a fantasy world that animates their lives on a daily basis

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Wealth advisers torn over taking small-business aid Jun 13, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Wealth advisers torn over taking small-business aid

    The issue is more than a tempest in a teapot. Some firms could lose millions in fees if their clients start pulling their wealth out

  • These books can help you explain racism and protest to your kids Jun 06, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    These books can help you explain racism and protest to your kids

    As protests over the killing of George Floyd (and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor) continue, many parents are wondering how to talk about the deaths and unrest with their children. It is also just as important, especially for non-black parents, to keep the conversation about race and racism going

  • Summer camp kids are America’s coronavirus test subjects Jun 06, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Summer camp kids are America’s coronavirus test subjects

    Summer camp is one of the first industries with an urgent deadline to figure out a way to bring back a large number of people to one place. Others will be watching to see how opening works out for summer camps

  • Did mom take her medicine? Keeping eyes on elders in quarantine Jun 06, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Did mom take her medicine? Keeping eyes on elders in quarantine

    With older people particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, sales of products and services aimed at protecting the health and safety of the homebound elderly are “skyrocketing,”

  • Coronavirus shutdowns | Economists look for better answers Jun 06, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus shutdowns | Economists look for better answers

    It’s unclear to what extent these studies could yield useful policy

  • For some minority-owned businesses, their lenders are now their defenders Jun 05, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    For some minority-owned businesses, their lenders are now their defenders

    Community Development Financial Institutions, which are often nonprofits, offer their borrowers far more than just cash

  • Coronavirus crisis | Pandemic could scar a generation of working mothers Jun 04, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | Pandemic could scar a generation of working mothers

    For many working mothers, the gradual reopening won’t solve their problems but compound them — forcing them out of the labor force or into part-time jobs while increasing their responsibilities at home

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