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“Always remember to put others’ needs above your own fears.” Meghan Markle recalled the advice that she got from one of her teachers at Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School in Los Angeles during a virtual commencement address to her alma mater on Wednesday evening.  “That has stuck with me through my entire life,” Markle said,
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Networking has become a whole lot tougher under the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when many people need to build their professional contacts to scope out new job opportunities, in-person networking events have become all but impossible. Not all is lost, however. According to LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman, now is the perfect time to try out
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The first six months of 2020 have brought about overwhelming levels of pain, fear and exhaustion to the black community.  In addition to experiencing disproportionately high levels of death from Covid-19, black Americans are continuing to deal with traumatizing acts of racism and injustice across the country. In the past few months, there have been
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Cans of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup are seen in a supermarket in New York. Richard Levine | Corbis News | Getty Images Campbell Soup raised its full-year profit and sales forecast on Wednesday after beating expectations for third-quarter results as consumers stocked up on soup, pasta sauces and salsa while they stayed at home during
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Matthew Mitchell, center, talks with customers as Sierra Phillips adjusts a denim display at the American Eagle/Aerie store at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio on May 15, 2020. Andrew Spear | The Washington Post | Getty Images American Eagle Outfitters posted a steeper-than-expected loss on Wednesday, as sales and store traffic plummeted following coronavirus-led
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Zoom reported revenue growth of 169% from the previous year in its first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, and nearly doubled its revenue guidance for the full year, as the coronavirus pandemic drove millions of new customers to the video calling service and turned it into a household name. Shares fell 4% in after-hours trading during the
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The phones have been ringing at a steady clip in Samuel J. Himmelstein’s office in New York City. Himmelstein, a lawyer who represents tenants and renters in the city, says that while he might typically receive 10 phone calls or emails a day from prospective clients who need legal help, the coronavirus pandemic has increased
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Now that the weather is warming up and Covid-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders are lifting across the country, many people are antsy to get out there and travel after a brutal cooped-up spring. And while hitting the road may be a good idea for both the economy and the country’s collective mental health, it’s not risk
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On Friday, May 22, I flew from Los Angeles, where I currently live, back home to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be closer to family right now. Planes have been flying emptier the past few months: U.S. air travel demand is down about 90% from a year ago and 73% of U.S. flights are less than
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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted millions of Americans financially, with 2.1 million workers claiming unemployment benefits for the week ending May 23. In total, nearly 41 million people have filed for unemployment benefits since early March.  While the effects of these job losses have impacted everyone, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that women are
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Though the stock market is on the rebound of late as more and more states reopen, hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio has made it clear that he expects the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to leave behind an economic downturn that could be the worst since the Great Depression. “We’re not going to go back to normal” once the pandemic subsides, Dalio
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Martin Seay, president of the Financial Planning Association and chair of the Personal Financial Planning Program at Kansas State University. Financial Planning Association The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses of all kinds to rethink how they work and interact with customers. Financial planning is no different.  Martin Seay, president of the Financial Planning Association, perhaps
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A Popeyes fast food chain restaurant is seen on August 30, 2019 on a street of Washington D.C. Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty Images Even in the midst of a global pandemic, consumers still want Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s chicken sandwich. The chain’s parent company Restaurant Brands International said Thursday that Popeyes’ U.S. same-store sales soared more
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