April 13, 2020 Issue
As my cousin nursed patients near Wuhan, my parents in the U.S. saw their adopted country become the pandemic’s epicenter.
The Facebook CEO promised Kevin Systrom independence, but an excerpt from Sarah Frier’s book No Filter shows that only lasted until Instagram started to look like the favorite son.
Interviews with dozens of crew members paint a picture of a tumultuous two weeks as the company’s policies rapidly changed.
Scientists are trying to cram 10 to 15 years of meticulous testing and careful lab work into a quick fix.
Stress, fear, and grief are on the rise, and demand for remote therapy has already spiked.
An economic meltdown will jeopardize expansion and adoption in world’s largest auto market.
Tech companies are working with local hospitals and health agencies to combat a shortage of lifesaving equipment and medical supplies.
After years of fending off organized labor, the retail giant is sticking to playing hardball.
Finastra, a software company that services banks, opted to take servers offline rather than give in to hackers.
PsiQuantum’s photon-based model is still years away, but the company says it’ll be more powerful than Google’s or IBM’s.
Will measures enacted during the pandemic be dismantled when they’re no longer needed?
Policymakers need a way to prevent debtors from going under while the economy is on lockdown.
Everyone wants help from the government. The question is: Will a rescue be big enough and come fast enough?
Before the outbreak, the city was already losing its appeal as a global financial center.
Japan’s central bank has been a pioneer in the monetary experiments the U.S. is trying now.
Endowments are under pressure, and schools don’t know how many freshmen will come to campus in autumn.
Manufacturing takes more of a beating in downturns than other sectors—and it’s still scarred from the last one.
Filings started rising in March as couples emerged from quarantine.
Europe is alarmed by Hungary’s authoritarian turn, but can do little to stop it.
Large-scale antibody testing is a way out of mass lockdowns, but it could create perverse incentives for people to try to contract the virus.
The effect isn’t universal: Shinzo Abe, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Jair Bolsonaro have all lost popularity.
The strictest rules will apply to life-and-death applications like self-driving cars and remote surgery.
Margrethe Vestager has support from Google and Facebook in her quest to make European citizens feel safe in the digital world.
More homeowners are asking interior designers how to offset the toxins in their rugs, sofas, and paint.
Rose-scented candles, diffusers, and incense sticks will make you feel like you’re hiding out in Mom's closet.
Silicon Valley designer Yves Béhar joins a quickly crowding category.
It’s hard to come up with excuses when everyone knows you’re at home.
Communicate frequently to discourage disengagement and a loss of productivity.
Workers need flexibility with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s “like wartime,” says a remote management expert.
Math and reading need regular practice; other subjects can be covered anytime, says a curriculum consultant.
Today more than 80% of American workers are in services, double the share of a century ago.