Why is the stock market doing well during COVID-19?

Why did the stock market rise when COVID-19 cases were spreading in the US? The gains may not be as illogical as they seemed, new research finds.

Yale • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics money prediction society-and-culture

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health business covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care accountability

42% of jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

New data show just how bad the job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shutdown may be for workers.

U. Chicago • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics jobs united-states featured society-and-culture

Will dine-in restaurants survive the pandemic?

Restaurants may look very different after COVID-19. Besides changing the way we eat out, the pandemic may be the end for many restaurants, an expert says.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: business covid-19 food jobs restaurants society-and-culture social-lives

Paid sick leave mandates may be slowing COVID-19

Mandates to give workers paid sick leave in a recent congressional bill could be helping to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: business covid-19 jobs money laws uncategorized

Why restarting the economy will be really hard

"With a natural disaster you can kind of predict that if we put in some effort, within a few months we can get back to normal. But here there is a lot of uncertainty."

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: business covid-19 featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine pandemics

Economic forecaster gauges our post-pandemic future

Economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawhan offers his perspective on the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and how he thinks the next few months could play out.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics money prediction featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Survey: Small business owners see very grim future

About a third of small business owners believe they have a 50% chance of going bankrupt or out of business within the next six months because of COVID-19.

Mike Cummings-Yale • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: business covid-19 economics jobs small-businesses featured society-and-culture

After trending on GitHub, time to be a manager?

When crowdsourcing goes really well, team leaders often need to rely on traditional organizational management structure to get the work done, research on GitHub finds.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: business internet society-and-culture managers

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