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Companies will focus on social distancing as they begin bringing employees back to the office

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live The coronavirus pandemic has made open floor plans in offices a health risk. As offices reopen, business managers are reconfiguring work spaces with an eye toward social distancing and employee safety. Jamie Yuccas reports. Copyright ©......
New York Times - Sports

As N.B.A. Teams Arrive at Disney, Focus Turns to Keeping the Virus Out

New York Times
Marc Stein Yet even as the first teams arrived, two more high-profile players were ruled out for the rest of the season on Tuesday: Washington’s Bradley Beal and the Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie. Beal’s decision was not a surprise, as he had voiced numerous concerns about safety and the restrictions on......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Next Steps for a Federal NIL Bill Coming Into Focus

Sports Illustrated
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roger Wicker fumbled with the band that secures his surgical mask. The dang thing wouldn’t stay properly fixed on his face, always slipping down to expose his nostrils—a no-no in these pandemic times. Even U.S. senators aren’t exempt from the difficulties of wearing a faceguard. Finally, Wicker (R-Miss.) had......
CNBC Business

Loop Capital CEO says diversifying his workforce has been easy: ‘I focus on talent’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Loop Capital Chairman and CEO Jim Reynolds told CNBC on Thursday that building a diverse team has not been a challenge for the Chicago-based investment bank.  “I have found it so amazingly easy to recruit minority candidates — African American,......
CBS US News

Amid calls for police reform, many turn their focus to the powerful unions that protect officers

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live The Black Lives Matter movement is highlighting police unions and the role they play in protecting officers. Errol Barnett shares how these contracts affect investigations involving officers. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.......
Cleveland Scene

Forced by the Pandemic to Adapt, Chef’s Garden Shifts its Focus from Restaurants to Home Cooks with Direct Shipping and Farm Sales

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge For more than 35 years, the Chef’s Garden in Huron has been the supplier to the stars in terms of specialty produce, with the farm’s in-demand products bound for temples of gastronomy around the globe. But as a garden for chefs, Chef’s Garden’s goods have largely been......
ESPN

Dan Hooker never lost focus on UFC Fight Night despite visa challenge

ESPN
The reason the UFC secured a venue it calls Fight Island was to make it easier for international fighters to compete without coronavirus-related travel restrictions in the U.S. But New Zealand’s Dan Hooker didn’t get a ticket to Fight Island, he was booked for Saturday’s main event against Dustin Poirier......
Food Business News

Versatility and health focus fueling flatbread popularity

FoodBusinessNews
KANSAS CITY — The sale of artisan flatbreads in the deli department has quickly accelerated over the last decade as consumers are increasingly searching out special eating experiences, versatility and healthy eating without giving up flavor, said Liz Rayo, senior vice president of marketing and innovation at Indianapolis-based CraftMark Bakery. Consumers......
ESPN

Paige VanZant eager to test free agency, but focus is on UFC 251 bout

ESPN
Paige VanZant competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2016. It was huge crossover exposure for someone who was, at the time, a top MMA prospect. VanZant said Tuesday she made more money on that show than she has in her eight UFC fights combined. Soon, she will attempt......
CNBC Business

Barstool’s Dave Portnoy says he’ll focus on sports betting when sports return

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As Penn National Gaming works to reopen its casinos and gaming operations, Barstool founder Dave Portnoy is itching to return to his roots. Portnoy, an avid sports bettor who began betting on stocks after professional sports paused due to the coronavirus,......
ESPN

Clips’ Williams: Not playing ‘keeps focus on fight’

ESPN
LA Clippers guard Lou Williams reiterated his and other players’ concerns Friday that resuming the NBA season could potentially distract from the nationwide movement for social justice. Williams, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, said on a virtual chat hosted by CoStar that he is “50-50” on returning as......
Reuters - Business

Air maintenance firms, manufacturers plan for $60 billion in lost sales

Reuters
(Reuters) – Maintenance firms and spare parts producers who keep airplanes running are bracing for a decline of up to 75% in sales this year – and more pain to follow – as airlines park or retire thousands of aircraft due to the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: People work near......
Reuters - Business

Scrub that: Pandemic forces ship owners to shelve anti-pollution gear

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Ship owners are postponing or cancelling the installation of “scrubbers” that extract harmful sulphur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens finances. FILE PHOTO: Smoke is blown from a cargo ship off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, Britain at dawn October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Russell Boyce......
Reuters - Business

S&P 500, Dow ease as focus shifts to Fed; tech pushes Nasdaq to closing record

Reuters
(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow fell on Tuesday, pausing after recent strong gains as focus shifted to the Federal Reserve, while the Nasdaq ended at an all-time high for a second straight day after briefly rising above the 10,000 mark for the first time. The Fed began a......
Politico.com

Trump to focus on crime, immigration and China to rehabilitate his standing

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Trump allies fear the election is now shaping up as a simple referendum on Trump and his performance in the White House — with recent polling showing Trump losing ground with non-educated white voters, senior citizens, Catholics and evangelicals. With......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Details of Premier League’s Return Come Further Into Focus

Sports Illustrated
In less than two weeks, barring any complications, the Premier League will be back.  Liverpool will continue its quest to win a first top-flight domestic title in 30 years, the race for the Champions League places will go on and the congested bottom six will look to stave off relegation.......
Reuters - Business

Sell, stow or dump? Retailers wrestle with mountain of unsold stock

Reuters
MADRID/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Forget fast or slow fashion, now it’s ground to a halt. A mountain of apparel stock has been piling up in stores, distribution centers, warehouses and even shipping containers during months of COVID-19 lockdowns. As retailers reopen around the world, they have to work out how......

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