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N.Y.  developers hire influencers to sell homes during pandemic

Enter Instagram. “It’s all about creating a vibe,” said Christine Blackburn, a New York-based sales director with Compass, of the growing use of social media to move properties.
With work from home making tiny apartments hard to sell and a luxury market drowning in condos, New York City real estate agents have been...

Boeing’s breakthrough max deal news24nationals hope for travel rebound

“Travel is going to snap back very strongly,” O’Leary said Thursday in a joint interview with Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun on Bloomberg TV.
This year’s biggest jetliner deal news24nationals there’s a growing sense of optimism that travel demand will come roaring back from a historic collapse once...

England announces new quarantine exemptions for “high-value” business travellers

Some professionals will not have to self-isolate on arrival in the count
England announced new quarantine exemptions for “high-value” business travellers, performing arts professionals, journalists and certain others, meaning they do not have to self-isolate on...

Christmas tree sales are telling a holly, jolly economic story

John Williams, left, and his dad Terry, right, both of Salem, carry a large Christmas Tree out of the field together at Tucker Tree Farm in Salem, Oregon, November 29, 2020. Alisha Jucevic | Reuters Tree retailers are having a spirited season this year, as Americans...

California to impose regional stay-at-home order to ease Covid hospitalizations, governor says

California to impose regional stay-at-home order to ease Covid hospitalizations, governor says
California governor Gavin Newsom Rich Pedroncelli | Pool | AP California will impose a limited stay-at-home order on certain regions of the state where Covid-19 cases are placing a strain on intensive care units, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. The state will be split into five regions...

Southwest Airlines warns it could furlough 6,800 employees to cut costs

Travelers wearing protective masks cross a street outside a Southwest Airlines Co. check-in area at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Thursday said it could furlough more than 6,800...

Shinjuku Ni-chome: Battered but unbowed by coronavirus, Tokyo’s gay district forges stronger ties

Junichi Hamana and Arjay Arai attend an LGBT event held at a club at Shibuya, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan November 22, 2020.
When Toshitsune Tamashiro was young and closeted in 1980s Japan, Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district was a haven. Now he runs a bar there,...

Africa: Women’s Voices ‘Locked Out’ in Covid-19 Reporting

Africa: Women's Voices 'Locked Out' in Covid-19 Reporting
Cape Town — Due to the political nature of the crisis,  the marginalization of women in decision-making roles in the countries analyzed "locks in" the suppression of women's voices, the report said. The study, The Missing Perspectives of Women in COVID-19 News, commissioned...

Africa: Faith, Philanthropy, Community – How to Save Hundreds of Thousands from Malaria Amid Covid-19

Africa: Faith, Philanthropy, Community - How to Save Hundreds of Thousands from Malaria Amid Covid-19
Cape Town — The J.C. Flowers Foundation and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (‘Friends’) are focusing attention on how faith leaders, philanthropists and community partners are uniting against the scourge of malaria, despite the disruptions of Covid-19. The two organizations...