Cash and 21 Other Everyday Things Wiped Out by COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has radically altered nearly every aspect of everyday life that people once took for granted. Activities and commodities that were standard just a handful of months ago…

New COVID-19 Test Returns Results In 45 Minutes

BOULDER, CO—University of Colorado researchers said they have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes. Such a test might eventually be deployable in…

Five Alternative Data Points to Watch in the Covid-19 Economy

(Bloomberg Opinion) — During normal times, traditional economic data work fine, offering reliable insight into growth, employment, prices and all sorts of other aspects of the U.S. economy. The drawback is…

As COVID-19 Continues to Fuel E-commerce, Buy Now, Pay Later Programs Evolve

Click here to read the full article. According to CB Insights, there are 67 fintech unicorns with a combined valuation of $252.6 billion. And notably, standouts from this list include…

Fall semester starts next month at UC Merced. What will happen to classes amid COVID-19?

UC Merced plans to open campus for the fall semester on Aug. 26 with a hybrid mode — with some classes being offered on-campus and while others will be online.…

Inside historic black bookstores’ fight for survival against the COVID-19 pandemic

OAKLAND, Calif. – Inside Marcus Books, the nation’s oldest black-owned bookstore, no one lingers anymore over shelves lined with a diasporic collection of African and African American history, culture, music and…

Lawmakers request monthly COVID-19 misinformation reports from online platforms

“Over the past several months, we have seen a troubling rise of false or misleading information related to COVID-19 disseminated by domestic and foreign actors on platforms such as yours.…

How Should Fashion Entrants to China Approach COVID-19 Rebound?

Click here to read the full article. LONDON — Everybody wants a slice of China’s booming luxury and fashion market, especially after the coronavirus put a stop to many businesses…