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What Is Hazard Pay, And Why Are Amazon And Other Companies Ending It For Essential Workers?
As the shutdown orders went into effect two months ago, several American companies began offering hazard pay to essential employees, such as retail, grocery and health care workers.
6 Ways A Drop In International Students Could Set Back US Higher Education
While the number of international students who newly enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2015-2016 school year stood at more than 300,000, by the 2018-2019 school year, that number had fallen by about 10% to less than 270,000.
Why Ford, Chanel And Other Companies Pitch In During A Crisis – Without The Government Ordering Them To
Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap.
Americans May Be Willing To Pay $5 Trillion To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus And Save Lives
A new analysis suggests Americans are willing to pay about US$5 trillion to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save as many lives as possible – dwarfing the $3 trillion Congress has so far agreed to spend to support the U.S. economy and its workers.
Bankruptcy Courts Ill-Prepared For Tsunami Of People Going Broke From Coronavirus Shutdown
As more Americans lose all or part of their incomes and struggle with mounting debts, another crisis looms: a wave of personal bankruptcies.
Is It Safe To Visit Your Mother On Mother’s Day? A Doctor Offers A Decision Checklist
Questions of whether and how to see my adult children and my own elderly mother present medical and ethical quandaries. As Mother’s Day approaches, I’d like to share with you my thinking about this using some tools to aid discernment.




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