Business closures and recent rain contribute to Los Angeles’ recent uptick in air quality.
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The response to COVID-19 suggests how we can leverage entrepreneurial approaches to climate change.
California is working with Oregon and Washington on coordinated plans for phasing in the reopening of restaurants, stores and other parts of their economies in a way that can keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay.
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How and when the US economy reopens will look different state to state, and for good reasons. This Q&A explains why, and why some states are working together.
A tourist from Québec poses with a Canadian flag in Peggy’s Cove, N.S. on Canada Day, 2016. Allowing domestic tourism to resume may be one step to carefully reopening the Canadian economy during the pandemic.
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The response to COVID-19 should become a learning opportunity on how to develop more illness-proof economies.
Replacing an employee means taking time and resources to train someone new.
As more and more Americans are laid off, employers have to consider the cost of letting their staff go.
Essential workers expose themselves to the coronavirus every day.
The coronavirus pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. Here are some ways employers can help their employees through this crisis.
Oxford Circus without shoppers.
A market closure is different to a recession.
The economy is different to health. Worrying about it can make it seriously worse.
Lagos Computer village, Nigeria’s version of Silicon Valley, shut following COVID-19 lock down.
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As part of response to COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has announced a lock down in three strategic states but this is going to be tough on the self employed and small scale entrepreneurs.
Empty parking lots show social distancing’s costs. It could take time to see its benefits.
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COVID-19 has a long incubation time, and testing can take days to get results. Don't let continually rising case numbers make you give up on staying at home.
People wearing protective face masks stand in a queue to enter a Walmart store in Wuhan, China – March, 31 2020.
To recover its economy, China must also see the economy of its export destination countries improve.
Waitress Casey Stewart works at two restaurants, at least one which may have to close for at least a week or more.
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Service workers are some of the most at risk of both the coronavirus and financial woes.
Quiet on Istanbul’s subway in late March.
Turkey's economy was already struggling before the coronavirus pandemic hit. It has few options to limit the impact of the crisis.
Income-contingent loans could ensure people and businesses get financial relief now, and there is less long-term risk for the government.
People still need baked goods even during a lockdown.
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State and local authorities are expected to get $150 billion in an attempt to alleviate economic fallout from the coronavirus. But the money will be thinly spread and could run out quickly.
We must put in measures to protect the young as well as the old.
We believe a basic income should be a right, but it should be underpinned by a principle of reciprocity - people must contribute to society in return.
Families recovered from the Great Depression much more quickly than the Great Recession.
While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.
Less than 30% of the workforce has the ability to work from home.
Two transportation scholars argue that telecommuting could play an important role in solving the coronavirus crisis.
Trump talks trade with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
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Despite the delays caused by the coronavirus, China has the capability to at least comply with promises in the phase one trade deal with the US.
Female workers during a soil fertilization process.
Female labour participation in Indonesia has stalled at 50% for the last three decades. This is a bit of a mystery because Indonesia’s economy has grown dramatically over the same period.