General News New York Times Virus Revives Italy’s Age-Old Shadow Safety Net: The Pawnshop by Jason Horowitz on July 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm Italians have put up valuables as collateral for loans for centuries, through plagues and sieges. Today they do it as part of the formal banking system. And business is booming. How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On by Tracey Tully on July 5, 2020 at 9:00 am Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak. With Department Stores Disappearing, Malls Could Be Next by Sapna Maheshwari on July 5, 2020 at 7:00 am Brick-and-mortar retail was in the midst of seismic changes even before the pandemic. Analysts say as much as a quarter of America’s malls may close in the next five years. European Workers Draw Paychecks. American Workers Scrounge for Food. by Peter S. Goodman, Patricia Cohen and Rachel Chaundler on July 3, 2020 at 8:56 pm In the pandemic, the United States has relied on expanded unemployment benefits, while European governments have subsidized wages, avoiding a surge in joblessness. CNN Money SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world on October 4, 2018 at 9:27 am Softbank and Toyota are partnering on an effort to use autonomous vehicles and other technologies to change the world of transportation. 7 things to know before the bell on October 4, 2018 at 9:10 am Read full story for latest details. All eyes on Congress as vote on Kavanaugh draws near on October 4, 2018 at 4:47 am The lead story for Thursday's morning shows: The impending vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Aston Martin falls 5% in its London IPO on October 4, 2018 at 3:54 am Aston Martin is joining the ranks of listed automakers with an IPO that values the British company at more than $5 billion. Washington Post – On Leadership The new corporate swag: Branded masks, sanitizer spray bottles and Zoom vanity light rings by Jena McGregor on July 2, 2020 at 7:10 pm For businesses such as Lemonade, whose executives appeared in branded masks for their IPO, it’s a chance to demonstrate their socially conscious identity WeWork proposes post-coronavirus changes to shared-office layouts by Jena McGregor on April 9, 2020 at 8:04 pm The plan calls for “buffer seating," sanitizer stations in common rooms and one-way hallway traffic patterns to avoid “bottlenecks” The companies that are pledging not to lay off workers amid the coronavirus unemployment crisis by Jena McGregor on April 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But some companies pledged to hold off on job cuts, and are offering workers a financial cushion. Employers are adding high-tech solutions to solve a low-tech problem: Getting more sleep by Jena McGregor on February 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm Some employers are shifting from simply talking about better sleep — or giving employees tools to track it — to helping them with what to do about it. Reuters – Top News Feed has no items.