Tagged: Pandemic

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 >

Poor, Less White US Neighborhoods Get Worst Internet Deals

Poor, Less White US Neighborhoods Get Worst Internet Deals

Technology & Telecom

In many cases, the poorest and least white parts of a city only are offered service that's so slow it doesn't meet federal regulators' definition of broadband — and providers regularly charge the same amount for that service as they do for their fastest speeds in other neighborhoods. read more >

USDA Announces $1B in Debt Relief for Farmers

USDA Announces $1B in Debt Relief for Farmers

Farmers assisted by the program have been found by the USDA to be distressed borrowers hard hit by pandemic-induced market disruptions exacerbated by more frequent, more intense, climate-driven natural disasters. read more >

As Prices Rise, Hospitals Suffer At Old Pay Rate

As Prices Rise, Hospitals Suffer At Old Pay Rate

Health Care

Through the first five months of this year, Conway Regional Medical Center has a $2.4 million loss. And its financial health is expected to worsen if government and commercial health insurance companies don’t increase their reimbursements for services. read more >