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No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities access

Feb. 19, 2021 1:37 pm

No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for racial and ethnic minorities

Internet access is emerging as a new and troublesome determinant of health, particularly for under-resourced communities and aging populations, say these researchers.
Investors swoon over Bumble’s IPO — but what exactly is an initial public offering? growth

Feb. 12, 2021 1:46 pm

Investors swoon over Bumble’s IPO — but what exactly is an initial public offering?

A finance professor explains why companies go public, and what SPACs have to do with it all.
The US gov’s $44M vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess. Here’s how to fix the broken process behind it civic

Feb. 4, 2021 2:30 pm

The US gov’s $44M vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess. Here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

A Johns Hopkins expert analyzes the state of federal contracting, looking back to the shaky HealthCare.gov launch of 2013 while outlining a better path forward.
Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment civic

Jan. 22, 2021 11:50 am

Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment

The economy generally fares better under Democratic presidents, writes Texas State University academic researcher William Chittenden after analyzing nearly 70 years of economic data.
Fired for storming the Capitol: Why most workers aren’t protected for what they do on their own time company culture

Jan. 12, 2021 7:46 am

Fired for storming the Capitol: Why most workers aren’t protected for what they do on their own time

For most of the folks who snapped selfies in the Capitol on Jan. 6, if they don’t get a knock on the door from the FBI, they may soon be getting one from HR.
Can employers require workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions answered company culture

Jan. 6, 2021 1:18 pm

Can employers require workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions answered

In short: Yes. But are there religious exemptions? What about disability-related exemptions?
A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society civic

Dec. 16, 2020 11:24 am

A better way for billionaires who want to make massive donations to benefit society

When billionaires use their money to change specific policies, are they paying attention to the danger this may pose to democracy? A look at the ethics of corporate donations and lobbying.
When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking civic

Dec. 9, 2020 12:43 pm

When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking

The first U.S. COVID-19 vaccines are expected in clinics in mid-December. Here's what to keep in mind for kids, from safety to timeline.
US colleges report a 43% decline in new international student enrollment. It’s not just because of the pandemic civic

Nov. 20, 2020 1:51 pm

US colleges report a 43% decline in new international student enrollment. It’s not just because of the pandemic

The Trump administration has tightened restrictions and sent signals that students from abroad are not welcome, writes University of Maryland, Baltimore County's David L. Di Maria. But there's a dire economic impact to that trend.
How tech firms have tried to stop disinformation and voter intimidation — and come up short civic

Nov. 3, 2020 1:23 pm

How tech firms have tried to stop disinformation and voter intimidation — and come up short

Facebook and the other social media platform companies are facing a reckoning for their handling of disinformation.

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