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What will the post-pandemic workplace look like? Europe offers a creepy glimpse

7 days ago   |   By Fortune

A “Romware Covid Radius bracelet” beeps every time a Tata Steel Ltd. worker in the U.K. or a docker at Belgium's Antwerp port is within virus-catching distance of someone. At Bouygues SA construction sites and in Sanofi and Schneider Electric SE offices in France employees enter after thermal cameras check their temperatures. Invisible lasers will manage crowds at shopping malls and transport hubs in Spain and France, and some firms will use infection-tracing lanyard devices.
As Europeans head back to work, they're entering a world very different from the one they left. Workplaces from...
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Retailers made a hard pivot to curbside pickup during the pandemic - and it's starting to look like it paid off

Retailers made a hard pivot to curbside pickup during the pandemic - and it's starting to look like it paid off

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Curbside pickup has ramped up during the coronavirus pandemic. A 2019 analysis estimated that curbside pickup could be a $35 billion market by the end of 2020.
Retailers who reported earnings this week said their rollout of curbside services helped sales while stores were closed.
Curbside helps retailers move through inventory and cut costs while promoting customers' safety.
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As "nonessential" retailers temporarily closed their doors to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, many pivoted so that sales wouldn't have to stop...
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Italy's devastated retail landscape: Here's how one of the worst-hit sectors has been impacted by the pandemic and what it will look like

Italy's devastated retail landscape: Here's how one of the worst-hit sectors has been impacted by the pandemic and what it will look like

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Italy's retail industry is amongst the hardest-hit sectors by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
As businesses reopened on May 18, luxury fashion and retail brands in Italy are coping with piled up inventories of outdated stock, uncertainty about tourism, and financial anguish.
Experts gave us their insights on which Italian brands were the hardest-hit by the lockdown, how its retail industry has been impacted, and what its future prospects look like.
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After the country's traumatic 67-day coronavirus lockdown, Italy reopened its economy...
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`Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

`Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space... Read more ...

Trump says George Floyd's killing 'should never have happened,' vows to...

Trump says George Floyd's killing 'should never have happened,' vows to 'stop mob violence, and we'll stop it cold'

President Donald Trump discussed the death of George Floyd and the rioting across the country on Saturday, in his remarks from Florida for SpaceX's launch of two NASA... Read more ...

2 astronauts climb aboard SpaceX rocket for historic flight

2 astronauts climb aboard SpaceX rocket for historic flight

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BANK OF AMERICA: Funds are falling out of love with financial stocks at a...

BANK OF AMERICA: Funds are falling out of love with financial stocks at a blinding pace

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New York City's average life expectancy may have dipped by 5 years due to...

New York City's average life expectancy may have dipped by 5 years due to the coronavirus. Here's how that compares to past epidemics

Coronavirus deaths from March to May caused New York City's life expectancy to decline by 5 years , according to a recent analysis. By comparison, the 1918 flu pandemic... Read more ...

Trump warned protestors would've faced 'vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons'...

Trump warned protestors would've faced 'vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons' if crowd breached White House fence during George Floyd rally

President Donald Trump spoke out on the protest over George Floyd's death that gathered demonstrators in Washington DC, specifically across from the White House. Trump posted a... Read more ...

New York Gov. Cuomo on George Floyd protesters not wearing face masks: 'You...

New York Gov. Cuomo on George Floyd protesters not wearing face masks: 'You have a right to demonstrate. You don't have a right to infect other people.'

At a news briefing on Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo underscored the need to wear face masks as thousands protest George Floyd's death while subdued under the knee of a... Read more ...

The coronavirus crisis could push the U.S. to adopt online voting by 2024

The coronavirus crisis could push the U.S. to adopt online voting by 2024

The technological building blocks for online elections are already available. Here's what else we need in order to move to digital voting. Read more ...

Shoppers flooded dollar stores to stockpile cheap goods during the pandemic...

Shoppers flooded dollar stores to stockpile cheap goods during the pandemic - here's why that's been a major boon to Dollar General

Dollar stores have historically seen great success during times of economic uncertainty and high unemployment. And the coronavirus pandemic appears to have offered major dollar... Read more ...

The anti-vax movement is using growing hesitation around the coronavirus...

The anti-vax movement is using growing hesitation around the coronavirus vaccine to attract more people

Some recent surveys suggest Americans, especially young ones, are wary of a coronavirus vaccine. The anti-vaccine movement is capitalizing on this skepticism, including at a... Read more ...