The Year of COVID-19: April 10, 2020 (a very strange spring)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In March, according to the Bureau of Labor, 1.2 Outside, the landscaper types on their motorized mowing devices were busy bees with the grass. After all, this is spring. Grass grows in spring. But the noise, a signature of spring, sounded strange. We remain in the winter of the human race. We got it: Nature has the upper hand. David Lat, with his Harvard undergraduate degree and Yale law degree, faces a long hard recovery from COVID-19.

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When COVID-19 Recedes, the Mental Carnage It Triggered Might Not

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Census Bureau documents that one third of those in America are experiencing severe anxiety and a fourth clinical depression.  Here are 6 tips for search engine optimization (SEO) in 2020. SARS hit Hong Kong hard. But it was over in several months.

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The Current Radical Savings - Can It Become U.S. Norm?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"As of April 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis." " -  Julia Carpenter, The Wall Street Journal , June 4, 2020. personal savings rate hit an all-time high of 33%, up from 12.7% in March, according to the U.S.

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BuzzFeed - Austerity Train Makes 3rd Stop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At BuzzFeed, its head John Peretti has a modest objective for 2020. bureau. That's to keep losses under $20 million. To do that, the digital media outlet has announced its 3rd round of cost-cuts. This time, reports the New York Post , globally 19 on the editorial side have been furloughed. They include Kate Nocera, daughter of famous journalist and commentator Joe Nocera. She had been in charge of the D.C.

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Google Q1 Profits Hit By Lousy Ad Market - Q2 Could Be Worse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Overall, marketing decision-makers are pessimistic about how advertising will do in 2020 because of COVID-19. In a survey conducted by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, reports Ad Age , 74% indicated advertising will be hit harder because of COVID-19 than it had during the 2008 global financial collapse. In this advertising environment Don Draper from "Mad Men" probably would be furloughed. Yes, it's that bad in Q1.

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Ad Industry Hit Hard - Don Draper from "Mad Men" Would Probably Get Laid Off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a survey by the Interactive Advertising Bureau of those in the ad buying loop, for Q2, 25% have stopped buying and 46% have reduced budgets. Overall 44% predict the impacts on advertising during 2020 will be worse than what played out during 2008 -2009. The economy is a system - that is, an interrelated entity with lots of moving parts. Right now some of those parts stopped moving because of the coronavirus.

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Language: Term "Choices" Phasing Out Concept of "Retirement"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Alexandra Malito, MarketWatch , January 3, 2020Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the last 30 years the number of those 65 and older who are employees or self-employed has tripled and the number of those 75 or older has quadrupled.

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Females Not from Midwest - Your Regional Accent Can Be Holding You Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It is published in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). This is no secret: A neutral accent, such as from the midwest, usually gives the edge in professional opportunities. For a long time it was widely known that the coveted position of on-air anchor mandated a lack of accent. 

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Artificial Intelligence - That Can Prevent Over-40 Job Applicants from Being Knocked Out of the Box

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That research is published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, which you can read here.  The findings of several recent research studies scream one thing: Workers in America are finished at 40, reports MarketWatch. Of course, there are exceptions to that.

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Economic Downturn, COVID-19 Uncertainty Put Higher Education in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Chris Quintana, USA Today , April 14, 2020  Like giant corporations and small businesses, higher education in America is struggling financially. Bureau of Labor. "The economic freefall and uncertainty from the virus have families questioning expensive tuition even more."  Part of that is the current economic freefall. McKinsey & Co. created 9 scenarios for the global economy.

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What Not to Major in During College - Professions Which Might Not Be Around in 10 Years

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

BusinessInsider is doing college students a kind of public service presenting the occupations which, according to the Bureau of Labor, might not be around in 10 years.  College is expensive. And, learning for the sake of learning isn't noble any more. It's long-term financial suicide to major in a field which is not in demand in the labor market.

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TP Crisis Deepens in Toledo, OH Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Census Bureau, 590,000 households in OH are without internet access. Kroger is out. Target is out. A local artist is giving a complimentary roll of it to anyone who purchases one of his paintings. And, a property manager just attached to doors, like Martin Luther nailing the treatises to the church, a warning not to flush any substitute down the commode. Should the substitute such as baby wipes or paper towels cause plumbing problems, the renter pays that bill.

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Almost 590,000 Ohio Households Are W/O Internet Access - Catastrophe If Coronavirus Shuts Down Public Libraries

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Census Bureau , almost 590,000 households in OH are without internet access.  When school's out, public libraries through Ohio fill up with young people heading for the tables of computers hooked up to the internet. According to the U.S.   If the spread of the coronavirus shuts down the public library system throughout the state, those young people will lose their connection to the internet.

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AI - Another Perspective

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That research is published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, which you can read here.  The findings of several recent research studies scream one thing: Workers in America are finished at 40, reports MarketWatch. Of course, there are exceptions to that. One had been mega celebrities such as Tom Brady, number 12 in the Patriots. When he is a free agent he will have his choice of plum opportunities.

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Legal Media - Will There Be Shakeout, Post 2020 Election?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Recently Dow Jones posted a help-wanted for a bureau chief for its legal section. Once Election 2020 is over, the nation could lose its appetite for legal-oriented stories. Will there be a shakeout in legal media? Or can all the current players co-exist, continue to make a profit, and scale? What is obvious is that the playing field for reporting on legal matters and analyzing the implications (and associated issues such as the business of law) has been getting crowded.

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Proven: Economic Policies Can Reduce Deaths of Despair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is that research paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Smart politicos will leverage this during the 2020 campaign.  What progressive politicos have been advocating, University of California researchers have proved. That is, economic policies can reduce deaths of despair.    One of those economic policies would be to raise the minimum wage 10%. The research team headed by William H.

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The State of Remote Work: Key Trends for 2019-2020

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Census Bureau, noting that by 2018 just the percentage of the workforce working from their homes is reaching 5.4%. At big companies (turnover above $5b), 16% of employers were hired on an as-needed basis and the figure is projected to increase to 19% by 2020. The face of the modern workplace is changing. It’s a matter of several things – companies are going global, or at least employing workers in places all over the globe.

Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By 2020, that will be 43% - or almost half. Alert watchdog organizations such as the Better Business Bureau about what is transpiring or has transpired. Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S. workforce, calculates Intuit. The phenomenon is becoming global. In India , for example, there is the growth of "independents." " They work on contract for companies like ride-hailing services or set up micro enterprises. 

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Piggy in the Middle: How do you know you're becoming/are one?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   In FAST COMPANY, David Wiley, a rather conservative voice from Brigham Young University, anticipates that the university will be irrelevant by 2020.   Just in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2000 positions were eliminated. Sooner than later, Amazon.com's Kindle and its me-toos will eliminate the middlemen in publishing.    Those include agents, publishing houses, bookstores, book publicists, and reviewers. 

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