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Microsoft develops a ‘virtual commute’ for remote workers

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 22, 2020

Millions of employees now commute from their bed to a desk at home. After the initial euphoria of skipping smog-filled traffic jams and cramped train compartments, a new reality has dawned in which the work day blends into the rest of life, like a never-ending video conference call. Microsoft Corp. has a solution for this.
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U.S. homes sales rise 2.4% in August

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 22, 2020

Sales of existing homes rose 2.4% in August to its highest level since 2006 as the housing market recovers from a widespread shutdown in the spring brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Bank shares slide on report of rampant money laundering

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 21, 2020

The financial sector was hit hard Monday following a report alleging that a number of banks, JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon among them, have continued to profit from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks despite previous warnings from regulators.
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US household wealth hits record even as economy struggles

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. Yet the gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of millions of people endured job losses and shrunken incomes.

4 favorite Gonzaga basketball teams

The basketball court at the McCarthey Athletic Center is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game between Gonzaga and BYU, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) (Young Kwak / AP Photo)
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While we look ahead to future seasons of Gonzaga Bulldog basketball , it’s fun to look at highlights from past years.