Tagged: Covid-19

US Population Center Trending Toward South This Decade

US Population Center Trending Toward South This Decade

Experts aren't sure at this point if the dramatic pull of the South is a short-term change spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic or a long-term trend, or even what impact it will have on the reallocation of political power through redistricting after the 2030 census. read more >

World Bank: Recession a Looming Threat for Global Economy

World Bank: Recession a Looming Threat for Global Economy

Banking & Finance

Though the United States might avoid a recession this year — the World Bank predicts the U.S. economy will eke out growth of 0.5% — global weakness will likely pose another headwind for America's businesses and consumers, on top of high prices and more expensive borrowing rates. read more >

Drugstores Make Slow Headway on Staffing Problems

Drugstores Make Slow Headway on Staffing Problems

Health Care

Major drugstore chains have raised pay and dangled signing bonuses to add employees. They're also emphasizing the lunch breaks and sending routine prescription work to other locations to improve conditions in their pandemic-battered pharmacies. read more >

Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

Transportation

Travel experts say the pandemic and the ability of many people to work remotely has blurred the lines between business and leisure trips. They think many people will start holiday trips early or return home later than normal because they will spend a few days working remotely — or at least tell the boss they're working remotely. read more >