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Worst Case Scenario

Cash-strapped, dysfunctional, and led by a chloroquine-obsessed populist, Brazil may be the pandemic's perfect strom

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 29, 2020

Trading at The Speed of Shortwave

Companies say they can move data across oceans milliseconds faster than fiber optics

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

The Pandemic in Builders' Way

While politicians in Washington debate trillion-dollar infrastructure packages, states are canceling projects

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

The Meat of The Problem

Workers in this hyper-concentrated, functionally unregulated industry are extremely vulnerable to the pandemic

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

Not Your Grandmother's Milkman

Julia Niiro’s Portland startup takes its inspiration from old-fashioned dairy delivery and prioritizes paying producers

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

WELCOME BACK?

Consult this checklist before you ask anyone to head into the office

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

The Case For Quotas

They’ve helped women. Can quotas help change the racial makeup of C-suites and management?

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

Let Them Bake Bread

King Arthur, a 230-year-old flour company, ramped up production to meet the demands of a baking renaissance

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

When Jet Jockeys Get Grounded

Covid-19 has put thousands of pilots out of work and left many facing an earthbound future

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

Greener Pastures

“Novel farming,” which turns out pricey designer produce, isn’t hurt by shortages of water or migrant workers. It’s seeing a massive jump in demand

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

How I Learned to cook again: A Culinary Tragedy

I ate at the best restaurants all the time. Then the pandemic happened, and I had to work my kitchen

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 22, 2020

What Are Investors Thinking?

The U.S. stock market has climbed back even with the country in crisis. Psychology is part of the story

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

Tweet Storm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has chosen an interesting time to pick a fight with his most important user

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

The Shrimp Are Going Online

Small European companies that have embraced e-commerce have better odds of surviving the crisis

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

THE PARIAH SHIP

The cruise industry was already in a Covid-19 crisis when the MS Zaandam set sail. Yet Holland America was unprepared when people began to fall sick and country after country turned the ship away

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

The New Normal at An Indian Outsourcer

HCL has started bringing its 150,000 workers back to the office. It’s not business as usual

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

Liability Risks Come Back to Work, Too

Without a vaccine, some returnees will get sick, and businesses may end up in court

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

U.S. Health Care Flunks Its Most Important Exam

We spend $4 trillion a year, yet we were totally overwhelmed by Covid-19

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

Why Drug Reps Are Prescribing Zoom

A business that’s long relied on face-to-face sales adopts social distancing in the Covid age

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

Call Centers Can't Simply Stay Home

Concern about data security, power outages, and poor internet service fuels a return to offices

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

Better Cops? Or Fewer Cops?

Sweeping proposed reforms of American policing vie with calls to defund it

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 15, 2020

Scanning the Sewers

Startup Biobot Analytics is testing swaths of Americans’ waste on behalf of local governments

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

FALL OUT

The pandemic has sent American workers plummeting into a safety net that wasn’t prepared to catch them

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

The Great Debt divide

In an economy hobbled by the pandemic, you can go bankrupt or you can borrow—a lot

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

Searching for Secrets In High- Altitude DNA

Variant Bio is hunting for rare genes that its researchers hope to turn into drugs and therapies, including some Covid-relevant ones

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

The economics of racism

Mainstream economics has many ideas about getting beyond racism. Which lessons apply in real life?

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

One Country, One System

HONG KONG WAS S UPP OSED TO GOVERN ITSELF. SO MUCH FOR THAT

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

Is This the Fake Egg's Moment?

Eat Just is building a small but early niche in China, a world away from its former name and vegan mayo scandals

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

The Woman Who Can Sell Anything

Is Chinese live-streamer Viya, who sold about $425 million of goods in a day, retailing’s future?

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020

A Buyout Firm's Four-Legged Future

JAB made billions buying coffee brands. Now it wants to be the vet for the world’s pets

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Bloomberg Businessweek
June 08, 2020