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3 ways to keep your team together in critical times

After months of remote work, cracks may start to show. The authors of “No Hard Feelings” explain how to support your workforce during the pandemic.

Jun 11, 2020
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How an age-based reopening could save lives

MIT economists recommend older Americans stay home during COVID-19 pandemic while younger adults return to work sooner.

Jun 9, 2020
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How a simple calculator and job portal are fighting COVID-19

A group of MIT Sloan faculty and students are using analytics to help senior homes stock up on protective gear and fill health care support roles.

Jun 8, 2020
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3 policy proposals to bolster the post-lockdown economy

Financial experts call for more aid to small businesses, more liquidity for banks, penalty-free access to retirement accounts — and a safe return to work.

Jun 3, 2020
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What happens to industry and employment after COVID-19?

Which companies survive and thrive depends on an ability to adapt, reorganize, and implement digital technologies.

Jun 1, 2020
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Summer forecast for COVID-19: Some relief, but not enough

Research finds temperatures above 77 degrees Fahrenheit impede transmission of COVID-19, but not enough to quell the epidemic without other measures.

May 26, 2020
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Analysts expect COVID-19 will affect top companies until 2022

A new study shows analysts are expecting negative earnings growth this year. After 2022, they expect the situation to stabilize.

May 21, 2020
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What should reopen first? Data shows the way

Banks before gyms, colleges before cafes. A new study offers insight into how to slowly reopen businesses.

May 18, 2020
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A checklist for COVID-19 public health messaging

Useful coronavirus public health messages are clear and concise, emphasize the public good, and create the impression that others expect compliance.

May 8, 2020
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5 bold ideas for an economic restart

Rent relief, corporate climate activism, labor rights, and income inequality are all on the docket post-COVID-19 lockdown.

May 7, 2020
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