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Google ‘pay calculator’ suggests staff who work from home could face pay cuts: report

Employees who decide to work remotely and move to less expensive areas of the country may be subject to a pay cut Read More

Convention industry sees sudden wave of cancellations as COVID-19 delta variant surges

The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair and the Fancy Food Show say they’re cancelling events that were scheduled for September. Read More

Former top horse trainer Jorge Navarro pleads guilty in doping scandal and will pay back $26 million in winnings

Prosecutors say that at least one horse died of a heart attack from the illegal doping Read More

Should schools require masks? Most parents say yes — but there are deep political divisions on the question

Texas judges cleared the way for school districts to have mask mandates for now, even though the state has tried to block schools from enacting their own mask rules. Read More

The average domestic airline ticket cost $260 this year. The average in 1996? $284

With all the changes in air travel over the past 25 years — shrinking coach-seat space, mergers, elite perks, fees upon fees — is anything left unchanged? Read More

Want to support your female colleagues — particularly in a male-dominated field? Do this one thing

Obstacles faced by women in male-dominated workplaces can include scarcity of mentorship and career development, and ‘caring mother’ or ‘office housekeeper’ stereotypes. Read More

Beyond Meat and Beyond Yoga have found success with ‘beyond’ branding, but is the buzzword past its prime?

‘It’s a really evocative word.’ Read More

Fannie Mae aims to make home loans more accessible

Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae is making it easier to include rent-payment history as part of the mortgage approval process, a move intended to help borrowers with limited credit histories get better access to home loans. Read More

Biden administration clears the way for tighter oversight of student loan companies

The reversal of Trump-era guidance is latest in a years-long battle over who has the authority to regulate student loan companies Read More

Why you might not make it to the next gas station

How reliable is that trip computer that displays average fuel economy and estimated miles to empty? Do you really want to test it? Read More

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