FILE- In this July 13, 2012, file photo, people load a U-Haul truck with boxes while they prepare to move in York, Pa. Many have had to reconsider their living situation because of the pandemic. Before you decide to relocate, make a budget to account for moving costs and the cost of living in your new location. (Chris Dunn/York Daily Record via AP, File) less … [Read more...] about Millennial Money: Is moving now your best financial move?
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Burdeos, 37, had been a junior waitress, mixing drinks and entertaining guests on board. But that all came to a rapid end during the pandemic. Many of her colleagues who had also lost their jobs started small businesses - from burger stations to street food carts - to make ends meet. … [Read more...] about In Philippines, hopes fade for better life
The NFL is so massive at this point that it’s essentially always engulfed in crisis no matter what it does. In the last few years, domestic violence, deflated footballs, culturally insensitive mascots, and player safety have threatened to derail any positive stories coming from what’s happening on the field. It’s the NFL: There’s always something. The big story to keep an eye on, I’d wager, is the widespread sexual harassment in the Washington Football Team organization — a story that still hasn’t quite caught widespread traction outside of the world of sports but absolutely has the potential to. (And very much should.) The NFL has an owner in Daniel Snyder who has fostered a dangerously sexist workplace environment, discouraged a thorough investigation of his organization, and reportedly tried to coerce one of the team’s cheerleaders to go to a hotel room with one of his friends and one of the team’s financial investors. And yet he … [Read more...] about The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?
A solar superstorm poses even greater risks. The so-called Carrington Event in 1859, which ignited fires in telegraph offices, would have catastrophic impacts on today's society, potentially resulting in widespread damage to power grids, communication networks, and other technologies that would take weeks, months, or even years to repair. Even before COVID-19 led to an increased reliance on e-based technologies, the National Academy of Sciences estimated that such an event could result in as much as $2 trillion in damages — or more than 10 times the costs of Hurricane Katrina. … [Read more...] about Congress needs to finalize space weather bill as solar storms pose heightened threat
1:10 p.m. Santa Cruz County opens indoor activities, but warns of backslide: Santa Cruz County announced Tuesday that it is now allowing indoor operation of personal care services such as nails and massage, restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and fitness centers, museums, zoos and aquariums — with modifications to protect health and safety. County officials say that despite achieving the less-restrictive red progress category on the state’s reopening ladder, “The community should be aware that another surge in COVID-19 cases is anticipated” due to close mixing of people fire evacuations. “If the case rate goes up, Santa Cruz County could return to the Purple Tier in 14 days,” a county release said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 8-9