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  • Week InReview: May 14, 2021

    • Friday, May 14, 2021

    Digital Nomads.   Photo: jacoblund/iStock; Artturi Jalli/Unsplash; Alex Azabache/Pexels   The typical business traveler of the future might not be boarding a plane or checking into a hotel because they have to visit a client or attend a conference. No, they might be on the road because the want to take advantage of the ability to work anywhere and treat hotels as temporary offices and homes.   The road ahead: How Covid-19 has changed the way we travel — Fast Company

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  • Week InAdvance: May 10, 2021

    • Monday, May 10, 2021

    Mon May 10 EU begins to test its vaccine certificate system. | Tue May 11 NY Fed's Alternative Reference Rates Committee holds Sofr webinar. | Wed May 12 Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of Ramadan. U.S. CPI report. | Thu May 13 FDIC economic inclusion meeting.

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  • Week InReview: May 7, 2021

    • Friday, May 7, 2021

    Back to work, darkly.   Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images   Companies are slowly calling staff back to the office. They bring with them the emotional scars of a year filled with fear, isolation and sorrow.   From casual Fridays to after-work drinks, those weekly rituals once taken for granted are returning as Americans head back to the office. And while masks, plexiglass and empty conference rooms will alter the cubescape, employers are nevertheless invested in getting things back to normal — or at least as normal as possible.   But that won’t be easy. Covid-19’s damage may be felt in the workplace long after the disease has receded. That’s thanks to the mental and emotional toll the pandemic has taken on employees.    Employers brace for Covid mental health fallout as staff returns — Bloomberg Workplace

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