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  • Measuring The Impact of COVID-19 on State Unemployment Levels
    Measuring The Impact of COVID-19 on State Unemployment Levels

    Work-from-home not always an option

    As the U.S. has embraced social distancing policies in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have shut their doors either voluntarily or by government order. While some businesses have dealt with the crisis by having employees work from home, that option is not available to everyone.
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  • Exercising The ‘Tao Of Influence’
    Exercising The ‘Tao Of Influence’

    As we manage through fear and panic, author suggests we need positive influencers more than ever

    Scary times are upon us. We're staying indoors, watching the news 24/7, and we're afraid. Everyone around us is afraid. That's because fear is super-contagious. But Karen McGregor says we don't have to allow pandemic-driven fear and anxiety to infect our lives.
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  • Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not
    Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not

    MIT Sloan study shows public health interventions in COVID-19 Pandemic could lead to faster economic recovery

    The COVID-19 pandemic has raised critical questions about the impact of public health responses on the economy. An important issue for policymakers is whether current interventions like social distancing have economic costs.
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  • Are HSA Investors Born Or Made?
    Are HSA Investors Born Or Made?

    Both...And familiarity with the mechanics of the account often propel owners toward investing

    A new EBRI study has found only about 6 percent of accountholders invest their health savings accounts (HSAs), despite unique tax benefits extended to them. Those investors, the research finds, appear to be inherently prone to invest but can also be educated to invest.
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  • How To Prevent ‘Zoom-Bombing’ In Your Next Videoconference
    How To Prevent ‘Zoom-Bombing’ In Your Next Videoconference

    Don't let hackers hi-jack your online meetings

    As the U.S. COVID-19 health crisis continues, many businesses, organizations, and schools adapt to utilizing temporary telework arrangements. Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns video conference app users of recent 'Zoom-Bombing' where hijackers infiltrate the Zoom session. BBB offers the following information and tips to prevent video hijacking.
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  • Engage and Educate Your Children with Activities that Inspire Giving
    Engage and Educate Your Children with Activities that Inspire Giving

    How the act of giving 'increases social contact'

    With schools closed around the country, millions of parents find themselves juggling full-time jobs with full-time parenting and… it’s not easy!
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  • State Economies Most Exposed to CoronaVirus
    State Economies Most Exposed to CoronaVirus

    Some states are better positioned to weather this storm than others

    Coronavirus isn’t just a danger to Americans’ health. It’s also a menace to our wallets. It’s led to the closing of scores of non-essential events and businesses, hurting the livelihood of many people.
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  • Beware: “Mandatory” COVID-19 Test Texts are a Scam
    Beware: “Mandatory” COVID-19 Test Texts are a Scam

    Panic, confusion presents a big opportunity for scammers

    The coronavirus outbreak has been big business for scammers. First it was fake masks, then fake government grants, and now it’s a fake COVID-19 tests. In the past few days, BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) has gotten numerous reports of phony text messages claiming to be from a government agency.
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  • Home Alone: The Psychological Impact of Self-Isolation …
    Home Alone: The Psychological Impact of Self-Isolation …

    ... And how employers can help

    by Lilly Kofler

    Odds are if you’re sending your staff home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you’re focused on logistical considerations and continuity plans, such as making sure they have access to the internet, shared documents, and each other.
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  • Tracking Consumer Behavior, And Trends, Through Data Transactions
    Tracking Consumer Behavior, And Trends, Through Data Transactions

    Report developed from near real-time data from millions of consumer financial transactions Are there Covid-19 implications?

    -Facteus (formerly ARM Insight), the leading provider of actionable insights from financial data, launched today the Facteus Insight Report on Consumer Spending and Transactions (FIRST).
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