Even as pandemic lockdowns fade into memory, COVID-19 has transformed California’s workplace culture in ways researchers say will reverberate well beyond 2022. According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, working from home for some portion of the week has become the new normal for a large segment of Californians. The data shows high-income employees with college degrees are more likely to have access to this hybrid work model, while lower-income employees stay the course with on-site responsibilities and daily commutes. At a basic level, that means low-wage workers will continue to shoulder greater risks of infection and serious illness as new COVID variants sweep through job sites, alongside seasonal waves of flu and other respiratory viruses. Multiple studies have found that COVID took its greatest toll in low-income neighborhoods, whose workers were deemed essential during early pandemic lockdowns — the farmworkers, grocery clerks, warehouse packers, and other service … [Read more...] about A work-from-home culture is taking root in California, Census data show
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of California at Berkeley has labored to enroll more Black and Latino students in the quarter century since the state barred the consideration of race or ethnicity in its admissions. Still, those groups remain underrepresented at the renowned public university here on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. The gap is huge for Latino students. They account for 55 percent of California's public school students, state data show, but 19 percent of UC-Berkeley undergraduates. UC-Berkeley is undeniably diverse. Just 20 percent of its undergraduates are White. But is it diverse enough? The university's demographics, and its arduous efforts to shape them, illuminate the stakes as the Supreme Court weighs a potential ban nationwide on affirmative action in admissions. Voters in California banned schools from considering the race of … [Read more...] about UC-Berkeley can’t use race in admissions. Is it a model for the country?
Cyber Monday flight deals are in full swing, offering ample opportunity to take advantage of major savings when planning your next adventure. Follow along with our live coverage of the best Cyber Monday deals to shop today. Whether you want to book a $101 one-way to Hawaii or cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver , we’ve got you covered. There are deals from online travel booking agencies like Expedia and Priceline, as well as special fare sales from the likes of Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada. (We can also help you upgrade your suitcase with epic Cyber Monday luggage deals , too.) Here are the best Cyber Monday flight deals we've found so far: Aer Lingus Flights from Ireland to Europe are up to 25% off during this Cyber Week sale that lasts through Nov. 29. It applies to trips taken from Dec. 1, 2022 to March 28, 2023. You can also nab savings on trips to North American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Cyber Monday Sale Aer … [Read more...] about The best Cyber Monday flight deals we’ve found (so far)
If the idea of not spending winter in the cold sounds good to you this year — maybe around some palm trees instead? — you’re in luck: Flights to Cabo San Lucas are currently as cheap as $250 roundtrip, and you’re going to want to get in on the deals while they last. We found a ton of great flights through Frontier and Alaska Airlines, which leave San Francisco International Airport and stop over in Denver or Los Angeles before continuing on down to the beachfront resort town of Cabo. The fares are economy if you’re booking via Frontier, so bags aren’t included (you’re going to want a backpack for this trip). With Alaska, you get a carry-on. Flights to Cabo San Lucas kayak.com Shop Now Most of the deals we’ve seen run from mid-December through early February, minus a blackout period around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here are a few of the deals we’ve found so far: Dec. 1-5: $272 Dec. 5-9: $253 Jan. 9-13: $298 Jan. 19-23: $286 Some of … [Read more...] about Flights to Cabo are as cheap as $250 roundtrip
Zero-Covid protests rock China, and Western markets Protests across China over the country’s strict zero-Covid policies shook up global markets over worries that the authorities will take longer to reopen the world’s second-largest economy. The visuals were jarring: Thousands took to the streets over the weekend in the biggest challenge to the authority of the Chinese Communist Party in years. The market response was swift. Exchanges in Shanghai and Hong Kong closed lower, as did those in Japan and Australia. Investor jitters quickly spread west, with Europe down at the open and U.S. futures dropping. Among the stocks to watch: Apple, which was down nearly 2 percent, as investors worry about the company’s iPhone production hubs in China. Crude prices, meanwhile, fell to an 11-month prewar low. Why are Chinese protesting? The demonstrations started after 10 people died in a fire on Thursday in Urumqi, a city in Xinjiang where some residents have been under lockdown for … [Read more...] about China’s Covid Contagion
Yahoo is deepening its push into digital advertising, even as its competitors warn that the market is faltering. The internet pioneer, which was taken private in a $5 billion deal last year, is taking a roughly 25 percent stake in Taboola , the company known for serving up attention-grabbing links on websites, the chief executives of the companies said in an interview. The deal is part of a 30-year exclusive advertising partnership that allows Yahoo to use Taboola’s technology to manage its sizable business in native advertising — ads that have the characteristics of traditional news and entertainment content. Shares of Taboola have fallen nearly 80 percent over the past year, amid broader doldrums in the public and advertising markets, giving it a market capitalization of $455 million. Last January, when Taboola struck a deal to merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, it was valued at $2.6 billion. Executives at companies like Meta and TikTok have … [Read more...] about Yahoo Takes Minority Stake in Ad Network Taboola