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In an ominous sign for economy, 32% of US fell short on July housing payments

One third of US households failed to make a housing payment in the month of July, according to a survey by online rental platform Apartment List. From CNBC: About 19% of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13% paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage. That’s the fourth month in a row that a “historically high” number of households were unable to pay their housing bill on time and in full, up from 30% in June and 31% in May. Renters, low-income an...
Tags: Post, News, US, US economy, Cnbc, Pandemic

More than 1 in 5 Americans moved or know someone who moved during the pandemic

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the pandemic is driving a huge amount of migration.
Tags: Real Estate, Analysis, Radio, Pew Research Center, Industry News, Relocation, Markets & Economy, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

Microsoft makes Teams video meetings less tiring with its new Together mode

Video meetings. While the move to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic may have made them mainstream, they are not without issues and more and more people are now opting out. For good reason. As it turns out, it’s really hard for our brains to sustain concentration while we’re trying to focus on 20 people in neat squares, all with different backgrounds and never quite looking at the camera. While we’ve had quite a bit of anecdotal evidence for this, Microsoft today released some of the re...
Tags: TC, Business, Games, Microsoft, Cortana, Tech, Teams, Director, Pandemic, Jared Spataro, Microsoft Lenovo, Marissa Salazar, Salazar Michael Bohan, Human Factors Engineering

#593 Take the Stress Test to See If Your Small Business Can Survive the Pandemic

Listen to “#593 Take the Stress Test to See If Your Small Business Can Survive the Pandemic” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There is no doubt that this pandemic will stress every small business in many ways. How can you figure out if your company will be one that survives and thrives? Here to share the stress test for your business is long-time entrepreneur Jay Goltz. SEGMENT 2, starting at 18:15: To say that these are turbul...
Tags: Amazon, Small Business, Minneapolis, US, Sales, Entrepreneur, Recession, Communication, Economy, Divorce, Stress Test, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, Jay, Radio Show, John Lawson

Scores of real estate companies took home large PPP loans

Luxury brokerages, franchises for brands such as Realogy and Keller Williams, MLSs and local Realtor organizations all received money from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Beverly Hills, PPP, Industry News, Keller, Keller Williams, SBA, Shake Shack, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Mauricio Umansky, Pandemic

How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Vaccines are more likely to get through clinical trials than any other type of drug — but have been given relatively little pharmaceutical industry support during the last two decades, according to a new study by MIT scholars.Over a two-decade span from January 2000 to January 2020, private-sector vaccine-development efforts succeeded in bringing a drug to market 39.6 percent of the time, the researchers found. By contrast, programs to develop anti-infective therapeutics — medicines that lessen ...
Tags: Health, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Vaccines, Epidemiology, Zika, Lo, National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, MIT Sloan School of Management, Charles E, Pandemic, Andrew Lo, Susan T Harris, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Coronavirus

An Unveiled Life in the Presence of God

A city’s gradual emergence from the coronavirus shut down corresponds to a certain atmosphere in its airport. My husband and I took off our masks just long enough to eat subs at a socially distant table, and then, our masks back in place, we settled ourselves near Gate A-3 to wait out the remainder of a three-hour layover in Baltimore. A pair of uniformed airline employees on their lunch break caught my eye. She, brown-eyed and animated; he, somber and attentive. It soon became obvious this was ...
Tags: Inspiration, Spirit, Baltimore, Moses, Cosmo, Corinthians, PAUL, Everyday Faith, Pandemic, God's presence

Why There's No Simple Answer to Whether the Coronavirus Is Airborne

Hundreds of scientists across the world have just petitioned the World Health Organization via an open letter with one demand: Acknowledge publicly that the coronavirus behind covid-19 can be airborne, meaning it can spread through the air (and linger there) via tiny aerosols emitted by the breath of infected people,…Read more...
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Pandemic, Aerosols, Airborne, Coronavirus, Covid 19

OK, Sure, Let’s Just Add Some Bubonic Plague to the Mix

On Sunday, officials in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China, recorded a case of bubonic plague, otherwise known as the Black Death, while another case was reportedly detected in neighboring Mongolia. Thankfully there’s no need to freak out about a pandemic yet—other than the one we are currently facing and…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Were Fucked, Pandemic, Bubonic plague, Pneumonic Plague

R.P. Eddy wrote about a coming pandemic in 2017. Why didn't we listen?

In their 2017 book, "Warnings," R.P. Eddy and Richard Clarke warned about a coming pandemic. "You never get credit for correctly predicting an outbreak," says science journalist Laurie Garrett in the book. In this interview with Big Think, R.P. Eddy explains why people don't listen to warnings—and how to try to get them to listen.    If only we had a warning.Well, besides this 2007 review from a team at the University of Hong Kong warning about a pandemic coming from a wet market in southern Ch...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Obama, Government, Africa, America, Public Health, Idaho, Edward Snowden, Innovation, Rand Paul, Un, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Garrett, Cassandra

Inside Edition report: Trump International Hotel and other NYC hotels aren't changing bedsheets between guests

Pegged on the reopening of many hotels, Inside Edition investigated whether New York City hotels including the Hyatt Place Times Square, the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, and yes, the Trump International Hotel & Tower are consistently changing bed sheets between guests. The answer appears to be (gulp) no. A spokesperson for the Trump International Hotel and Tower responded that "the claims made by Inside Edition are categorically false." Watch the video and decide for yourself. Meanwhile, ...
Tags: Video, News, Hotels, New York City, Trump International Hotel, Trump International Hotel Tower, Pandemic, Hampton Inns, COVID-19

State-backed COVID-19 disinfo spreads faster and farther than local news outlets in 4 languages

Questionable stories on COVID-19 from state-backed outlets in Russia, China, Turkey, and Iran are being shared more widely than reporting by major news organizations around the world, according to Oxford analysts. French German, Spanish and English news sites see far less social engagement than these foreign-originated ones in their languages. The study is part of ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 disinformation campaigns by the Computational Propaganda Project. The group found that major outlets l...
Tags: Social, Europe, Science, China, Tech, Iran, United States, Oxford, Oxford University, Latin America, El Pais, Pandemic, Russia China Turkey, Computational Propaganda Project, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Happy Canada Day #MoneyTalk

Celebrating Canada Day, under tight controls due to COVID19. Canada is doing OK for now, let's keep up the good work. Is it a 5-day weekend now?!? The post Happy Canada Day #MoneyTalk appeared first on Canadian Personal Finance Blog
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27,000 Coronavirus-Linked Deaths Have Gone Uncounted in U.S., Study Estimates

It will take a long time to truly know the toll of deaths and injuries caused by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. But a new study out Wednesday provides an early estimate of the excess deaths linked to the viral disease in the United States. It suggests that the country’s official count may have missed up to 27,000…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Deaths, Epidemiology, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Small business loan program ends with billions unspent

The Paycheck Protection Program suffered from a rocky rollout, but ultimately stops accepting applications Tuesday with more than $100 billion on the table.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, PPP, Industry News, Small Business Administration, SBA, Ben Cardin, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program

Fauci Warns Of Potential Outbreak With New Virus Related To H1N1

White House COVID-19 Task Force official Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday spoke of a new virus brewing in China that has the potential to trigger another pandemic. During a Senate hearing with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, Fauci told lawmakers that over the past week or so, Chinese scientists have identified the new virus in pigs with similar characteristics to the H1N1 virus. “When they all mix up together and they contain some of the elements that mi...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, China, Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Fauci, Pandemic, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Robert Redfield Fauci

Not Now, Ominous New Swine Flu Strains

Researchers in China are sounding the alarm over strains of the influenza virus that have become common among some farm pigs—strains that have the potential to erupt into a easily transmissible pandemic in people, they warn. But while the threat is serious and worth keeping an eye on, it’s not an urgent risk of doom.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Pandemic

Trip ideas for summer 2020

Travel ideas for your 2020 summer trip Denver skyline from City Park. Photo: Nicholas Courtney/Shutterstock Y ou can’t take travel out of the traveler. Many of us have spent the last three months in some version of lockdown, feeling the urge to travel and explore. Now it’s summer — your summer — and you’re ready to make the most of it. But how do you do so responsibly? Plan to pack that mask and spend more time outdoors. Focus your trip ...
Tags: Travel, Air Travel, Denver, Southwest Airlines, All, Rocky Mountains, Us Travel, Southwest, Don, Brian Lewis, Larimer Square, Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver Union Station, Pandemic, LoDo Denver, Summer 2020

The Small Business Guide to Surviving the Coronavirus Crisis—and Thriving Afterwards

By Monica Logani In past recessions, the best companies not only survived tough economic times, but emerged stronger. Research by Bain & Company found that the top 10% of companies not only endured the Great Recession, but flourished in the following years as measured by key financial parameters and competitive outperformance. What was their secret sauce and what can small businesses do today to prepare for a stronger tomorrow? The simple answer is to start on the defensive to manage through the...
Tags: Sales, Business Planning, Strategy, Liquidity, Recession, PPP, Start, Monica, Bain Company, Financing & Credit, Economic Downturn, Pandemic, Cash crunch, Female Founders Alliance, Paycheck Protection Program PPP, Cash Runway

When You Don’t Have Anything to Look Forward To

At the beginning of April and then again at the beginning of May, my oldest daughter wrote the months on our dry erase calendar in the kitchen. After neatly writing each date on its correct square, she scrawled, “Stay home!” in big, harsh letters. We all laughed, but in a sad way. Normally, our calendar is full of practices and appointments, due dates and play dates. Now, it’s blank. Wide open. Empty. And while we certainly have enjoyed more down time and free time, we’ve also struggled — like y...
Tags: Hope, Inspiration, Disney, Don, Jeremiah, ESV, Encouragement, Pandemic

4 In Demand Products During This Time Of Pandemic

COVID-19 has paved the way for the “new normal”, wherein people adopt new ways of meeting physical, social, and economic needs. Personal protective equipment (PPE) are now being routinely used to ensure health and safety, virtual shopping is at an all-time high due to qurantine and lockdown, and physical interactions have been limited to mobile and online platforms. There are products that have become in demand because of the current pandemic, primarily because there have been drastic changes c...
Tags: Startups, Youtube, ERP, Netflix, Skype, Alexa, Others, Product Strategy, Business Advice, Pandemic, Global Market Insights Inc, Siri Mobile Devices, Digital Products Digital

How Set Photographers Are Taking to the Streets to Capture Images of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Protests

At a time when Black Lives Matter protests and pandemic lockdowns coexist, some of the set photographers of IATSE Local 600 have taken their craft to the streets to document this historic period. Award-winning photographer Frank Masi (“The Tomorrow War”) was in Atlanta on the Dwayne Johnson starrer “Red Notice” in March when the entire […]
Tags: Dwayne Johnson, Artisans, Atlanta, Production, Black Lives Matter, Iatse, Pandemic, Frank Masi

What is an immunity passport and could it work?

Weeks into lockdown and with economic indicators signalling a deep global recession, governments around the world are searching for ways to get their countries back up and running. But emerging from a cocooned state could risk a second spike of coronavirus infections as people start mixing once more. Among the measures being considered by governments including Chile, Germany, Italy, Britain and the US are immunity passports – a form of documentation given to those who have recovered from COVID-1...
Tags: Health, US, Public Health, Medical Research, Chile, Innovation, Who, Epidemiology, World Health Organization WHO, Phelan, International Labour Organization, Georgetown University, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID, Center for Global Health Science and Security

Relay Lays $200M IPO Plan to Fund Tests of Protein Motion Cancer Drugs

Sophisticated computational tools have guided Relay Therapeutics in its efforts to develop new drugs based on analysis of the movement and shape of disease-causing proteins.Now the Cambridge, MA, biotech is looking to tap the public markets to bulk up company coffers and get its two lead drug candidates into mid-stage clinical trials as potential treatment for cancers.In documents filed Wednesday with regulators, Relay set a preliminary target of $200 million for its IPO. The company is looking...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, Boston, Cancer, Softbank, Funding, Trends, Venture Capital, Cambridge, Biotech, Financing, Life Sciences, Renaissance Capital, National blog main, Boston blog main, National top stories

NAR conference goes virtual over health and safety concerns

The 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo was supposed to take place in New Orleans in November, but it was moved online amid lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Radio, Arizona, New Orleans, Conference, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, News Brief, Pandemic, Bob Goldberg, Vince Malta, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 Crisis Sets The Direction For Europe’s Job Market

The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating many trends that have been lingering for some time, including workspace virtualization, remote working, faster decision making, and automation. In this sense, the pandemic is also transforming Europe’s job market.
Tags: Europe, Marketing, Change Management, Customer Experience, Automation, Innovation, Employee Experience, Pandemic, Promoted, User eXperience (UX

Remote notarizations surge during pandemic

A survey of more than 350 real estate professionals indicates that remote online notarization has increased nearly 40 percent in recent months.
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Radio, Lending, Industry News, Qualia, Closing, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Notarization, Nate Baker, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Online Closings

Summer outlook: A slowing recovery may wait in the wings

While housing has seen a strong recovery, experts say prices may fall later this year. Factors such as unemployment could also weigh down the market.
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Oregon, Sacramento, San Francisco, Economy, Analysis, Radio, Portland, Seattle, Market, Zillow, Great Recession, Redfin, Bay Area, Industry News

Why You Should Use Food Delivery Apps During The Pandemic

A lot is changing in the food sector due to the coronavirus crisis and similar to many other sectors, food delivery has also had to evolve by making several changes. The digitalization of food delivery using food delivery apps during the pandemic is quickly gaining popularity among many consumers and business owners. Consumers all over the world are downloading and using food delivery apps for groceries and different meals during the pandemic. Many businesses like groceries, restaurants, an...
Tags: Food, Fashion, Groceries, Food Delivery, Nytimes, Pandemic, Food & Snacks, Delivery Apps, Food Delivery Apps, Food Delivery Service, Food Budget, Center for Disease Prevention and Control