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Has the Summit Supercomputer cracked COVID’s code?

August 11th, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

A supercomputer-powered genetic study of COVID-19 patients has spawned a possible breakthrough into how the novel coronavirus causes disease—and points toward new potential therapies to treat its worst symptoms. The genetic data mining research uncovered a common pattern of gene activity in the lungs of symptomatic COVID-19 patients, which when compared to gene activity in […]



Resale is thriving in the pandemic

August 10th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Since the pandemic began, the fashion industry has taken a hit. Retail giants have filed for bankruptcy, independent brands have closed, and brick-and-mortar stores, if they haven’t shut their doors, are still financially recovering from the months they were forced to stay closed during the lockdown. One of the few areas that has seen growth […]



18 companies now hiring remote workers

August 9th, 2020 at 4:57 am » Comments Off

Big brands from a wide swath of industries are looking to fill long-term posts, according to Flexjobs.com. Unemployment remains high as Americans emerge from the pandemic-driven lockdown, but 18 well-known companies that made the switch to telecommuting are currently hiring for long-term remote work, according to Flexjobs.com. This is welcome news: Working remotely is not […]



LinkedIn says these are the world’s 10 most in-demand jobs that don’t need a degree

August 9th, 2020 at 4:54 am » Comments Off

  The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the global jobs market, according to data compiled by LinkedIn, with the economic crisis forcing businesses to cut jobs and slow hiring in most areas. A report from the United Nations’ International Labour Organization has estimated that the number of working hours lost in the […]



Cigarette smoking makes comeback during Coronavirus Pandemic

August 6th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

Marlboro maker Altria says stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes  Americans are smoking more during the coronavirus pandemic because they are spending less on travel and entertainment and have more opportunities to light up. They are also switching back to traditional cigarettes from vaping devices in the wake of federal […]



Drive-through strip clubs are a thing now

August 4th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Dancer Olivia entertains patrons during the Drive-thru at The Lucky Devil in Portland, Oregon. Some strip clubs have found a creative way to keep workers employed through the pandemic. It was bound to happen. Despite the pandemic, strip clubs have found a way to bring customers back in, while keeping bartenders, servers, and entertainers employed. […]



New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning

August 3rd, 2020 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

The use of technology in education has become a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students return to the classroom, school systems must carefully consider the longer-term role of technology. The promise of technology in the classroom is great: enabling personalized, mastery-based learning; saving teacher time; and equipping students with the digital skills they will […]



Why College is never coming back

August 1st, 2020 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

 Here’s some great news: one of America’s most broken industries is finally being exposed as a sham. And make no mistake, the end of college as we know it is a great thing. It’s great for families, who’ll save money and take on less debt putting kids through school. It’s great for kids, who’ll no […]



This chart predicts which colleges will survive the Coronavirus

August 1st, 2020 at 10:48 am » Comments Off

Universities are an expensive operation with a relatively inflexible cost structure, and it’s forcing many schools to make poor choices Our fumbling, incompetent response to the pandemic continues. In six weeks, a key component of our society is in line to become the next vector of contagion: higher education. Right now, half of colleges and […]



U.S. airlines face end of business travel as they knew it

July 31st, 2020 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

Impact of virus threatens industry’s engine of sales, profit Road warriors turn to video conferences while CEOs eye budgets. U.S. passenger totals plummeted more than 95% at the peak of the pandemic-related travel collapse. U.S. airlines hammered by the catastrophic loss of passengers during the pandemic are confronting a once-unthinkable scenario: that this crisis will […]



Op-ed: Let’s double down on PPP and save America’s endangered small businesses

July 29th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

KEY POINTS We’re working to pass legislation that does two things: First, make Paycheck Protection Program funds available to eligible businesses through at least the end of this year, and second, authorize a second round of forgivable loans to the businesses most severely impacted by the pandemic. We want to double down on PPP because, […]



Touchless transit payments increased 187% since April: Visa

July 29th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

  Visa released new data on Thursday that found contactless transactions for transit fares increased 187% through the end of June, up from an all-time global low in April. The company now works with more than 500 cities globally to implement or expand contactless payment solutions. To further engage in this trend, Visa announced a […]



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