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BBB Tip of the Week: Donating in Trying Times

Seeing the suffering and struggle around us, many people want to reach into their wallets to provide support. For some, putting their money where their mouth is serves as a way to help organizations and movements bring about change. Deciding where to donate isn’t always easy, though. With thousands of organizations and groups to support, how do you make sure your money is making an impact?

U.S. unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% – still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression – as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers.

Black businesses hit hard by COVID-19 fight to stay afloat

UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black Americans, infecting and killing them at higher rates across the nation. But experts say the pandemic has also exacerbated existing economic disparities and raised fresh concerns about the survival of Black businesses, many of which have been the backbone of cities like Detroit and Atlanta for years.

Grocery prices and shortages drive consumers to locally grown meat and produce

UPDATED: Sun., May 10, 2020

For local ranches and LINC, which distributes community-supported agriculture, the way business operates has been evolving during the stay-home order, while some grocery chains experience meat shortages. Customers are filling their freezers at a greater capacity, and produce that normally was funneled to restaurants and institutions like universities is instead being sold directly to consumers.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.