Operations & Policies

While the education system has long experienced disparities in funding and resources, the unmet needs of K-12 classrooms have never been more apparent than during the pandemic. Within a matter of weeks, many districts shifted to remote learning and curriculums were uprooted — a process that, under normal circumstances, would have taken years of deliberations
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The significant decline in the enforcement of white collar and related financial crime and environmental misconduct ushered in during the Trump administration will soon reverse course. As Merrick Garland settles into his new role as U.S. Attorney General under the Biden administration, those once-sidelined enforcement priorities will likely take a front seat once again. Enforcement
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About a week ago, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, the new Covid-19 stimulus relief bill, into law. While the $1.9 trillion stimulus package provides, among other things, direct funding to individuals, it also extends opportunities for businesses to receive Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. Unlike individuals, who have received stimulus checks directly into
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With the March announcement that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help rival Johnson & Johnson manufacture J&J’s Covid vaccine, President Joe Biden’s promise to have enough shots for every adult by the end of May appears to be on track. The light at the end of a long tunnel is brightening, and companies can finally plan, in
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As a business owner, it was easy to get emotional in 2020. The suddenness and immediate severity of the economic collapse had never been experienced in modern times. The country went from record employment to recession seemingly overnight, and the resulting desperation has been on full display every day since. Many have asked what can
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Just as battery-powered locomotion is a long way from being able to propel massive semi-trucks on America’s highways cost-effectively, mammoth battery-powered tractors for America’s vast row-crop farms remain a long way from reality. But Steve Heckeroth believes he’s in the vanguard of bringing all-electric tractors to many other use cases across the country, from hobby
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Employers provide insurance coverage for about 160 million Americans, and health care represents the largest cost after salary for many employers.  Unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in people eligible for employer-sponsored insurance, and the economic downturn threatens the viability of many businesses. Health care costs were down in 2020,
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Jeff Bezos. Credit: Amazon That was some surprise. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down to become executive chairman of the company yesterday. There’s already been plenty of coverage of what’s happening and why, and what it may mean for the company, which clocked $386.1 billion in revenue in
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). REUTERS/Brian Snyder Everyone loves an underdog. That’s why it’s so easy to romanticize the groundswell of support for unloved Gamestop, Bed Bath & Beyond and AMC this week as they float atop a huge soap bubble of non-existent trading fees and chat-room populism. But market manias never end well. What’s
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Hundreds of Trump supporters breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) On Wednesday, January 13, 2021—one week after the attack on the Capitol—I  convened an urgent conversation on national unity. This was the third such conversation. The first
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In a video released as his supporters mobbed the U.S. Capitol, President Trump reiterated false charges that the election was fraudulent, even as he called on the attack to stop. Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, today called on the Vice President of the United States to “seriously consider” removing President Donald
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Post-Covid, CEOs face a tough re-adjustment period including analysis of new and possibly permanently changed consumer behavior patterns and expectations, and the need for a serious re-assessment of the most basic fundamentals of their entire supply chain and operations. In addition, company leaders must balance the need to spend on digitization efforts even while short-term
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