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Netflix Watches as Instagram Unites a Quarantined WorldNetflix Watches as Instagram Unites a Quarantined World

Netflix Watches as Instagram Unites a Quarantined World

But maybe someday apps like Netflix will provide human connection, too.

13 hours ago
Black Death Makes Us Think About Interest RatesBlack Death Makes Us Think About Interest Rates

Black Death Makes Us Think About Interest Rates

The coronavirus could transform economic life for much longer than we expect. 

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While the Bay Area shelters in place, construction on mansions and luxury condos continuesWhile the Bay Area shelters in place, construction on mansions and luxury condos continues

While the Bay Area shelters in place, construction on mansions and luxury condos continues

Multi-million dollar mansions, high-rise waterfront condos, a stately Victorian — all deemed “essential” under public health orders in San Francisco…

13 hours ago
Why Disease and Xenophobia Go Hand in HandWhy Disease and Xenophobia Go Hand in Hand

Why Disease and Xenophobia Go Hand in Hand

The increasing speed of international travel enabled epidemics to spread, and made it easier to irrationally blame foreign groups.

13 hours ago
‘Coronabonds’ Could Bail Europe Out, Tie It Together‘Coronabonds’ Could Bail Europe Out, Tie It Together

‘Coronabonds’ Could Bail Europe Out, Tie It Together

Like every other part of the world, Europe is facing an economic crisis, unleashed by a global pandemic. What’s unique…

2 hours ago
The latest sign the recession is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off nowThe latest sign the recession is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now

The latest sign the recession is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now

Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it's tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay…

13 hours ago
Boris Johnson Is Ready for His Extreme WFH Close-UpBoris Johnson Is Ready for His Extreme WFH Close-Up

Boris Johnson Is Ready for His Extreme WFH Close-Up

Running countries via video-conference is new in world affairs. It would be wrong to assume that the transition will be…

14 hours ago
No money for rent or mortgage? Here’s what to do.No money for rent or mortgage? Here’s what to do.

No money for rent or mortgage? Here’s what to do.

Unlike 2008, financial institutions are promising to aid people through the coronavirus recession — but it’s not automatic. Here’s what…

14 hours ago
Business on top, pajamas underneath: Walmart is selling work shirts, but not so many pantsBusiness on top, pajamas underneath: Walmart is selling work shirts, but not so many pants

Business on top, pajamas underneath: Walmart is selling work shirts, but not so many pants

It's another subtle culture change because of the novel coronavirus.

14 hours ago
For the sports-entertainment business, coronavirus is taking a huge tollFor the sports-entertainment business, coronavirus is taking a huge toll

For the sports-entertainment business, coronavirus is taking a huge toll

Broadcasters for whom live sports are a major draw for both viewers and advertisers are facing the potential loss of…

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‘Pajama entertainment’ is the newest cultural shift of the coronavirus era‘Pajama entertainment’ is the newest cultural shift of the coronavirus era

‘Pajama entertainment’ is the newest cultural shift of the coronavirus era

With states having closed down businesses and advised against big gatherings, large-scale film and television production has come to halt,…

16 hours ago
Trump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over stimulus oversight beginsTrump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over stimulus oversight begins

Trump takes immediate step to try to curb new inspector general’s autonomy, as battle over stimulus oversight begins

In a White House signing statement, Trump questioned the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that a new Special Inspector General…

2 hours ago
For Introverts, Quarantine Can Be a LiberationFor Introverts, Quarantine Can Be a Liberation

For Introverts, Quarantine Can Be a Liberation

The pandemic is also a time-out from our usual extrovert-dominated culture. We should make the best of that.

2 hours ago
Mortgage industry seeks billions in federal help as homeowners stop paying their loansMortgage industry seeks billions in federal help as homeowners stop paying their loans

Mortgage industry seeks billions in federal help as homeowners stop paying their loans

Their pleas for help have been met with skepticism from groups that have long called for tougher industry oversight. One…

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