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Returning to normal in Australia is hopefully within reach

SYDNEY, Australia — As the northern hemisphere dreams about reopening and restoring their pandemic-ravaged economies, an encouraging slow recovery is being played out at the other end of the world. Australia’s success (and New Zealand’s) in suppressing COVID-19, apart from the isolated flare-up and occasional lockdown, has produced a bounce back in business and household

Amazon’s sharp rise is hardly an accident

Amazon’s sharp rise is hardly an accident

Much has been made of shoppers’ changing behavior during the holiday selling season. Driven by fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift away from brick-and-mortar stores toward e-commerce has accelerated significantly. Adobe Analytics reports that online sales set records on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, rising some 22% on the first two days and

Pandemic sheds new light on the powerful role of empathy

The world has changed drastically in the past few months. COVID-19 has brought unprecedented disruption, and it has also turbocharged rapid innovation. Perhaps most importantly, on a human level, it has been an enormous call to action for a trait one might not think about nearly enough in the world of “business as usual”: the

Study: Consumers still worried about COVID-19

Study: Consumers still worried about COVID-19

WASHINGTON — U.S. grocery shoppers remain concerned about COVID-19 seven months into the pandemic, according to a new study by Hartman Group and FMI — The Food Industry Association. But despite their worries, many say they are eating better and see their primary food stories as health and wellness allies. The survey of 1,001 U.S.

CVS fights opioid abuse during pandemic

CVS fights opioid abuse during pandemic

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has teamed up to offer new and expanded programs to help prevent opioid misuse during the pandemic.  The company’s newest initiative increases access to digital prevention education resources tailored for the current learning environment. Working with Discovery Education, CVS Health has launched a suite of no-cost digital resources that empower