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IMF warns global economy could be permanently scarred

The global economy's recovery from the pandemic recession is tentative and uneven and “marked by significant uncertainty” as confirmed coronavirus cases spread in many countries, international finance ministers warned Thursday.

The latest hard-to-find item: a desk

First it was toilet paper. Disinfectant wipes. Beans. Coins. Computers. Now, desks are in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gig work is spreading – how to negotiate your deal

The coronavirus is accelerating a seismic shift in the employee-employer relationship. An April survey reported that nearly one-third of employers expect to replace full-time employees with contingent, or gig, workers. To save money, of course, because most gig workers don’t receive benefits such as health insurance and a retirement plan.

Zoom rides pandemic to another quarter of explosive growth

Zoom’s videoconferencing service is deepening its integral role in life during the pandemic as tens of thousands more businesses and other users pay for subscriptions to get more control over their virtual meetings.

Personal finance: The best way to make college affordable

Families committed to college, but with the good sense to also know that cost matters, have long had motivation to consider community college. The case for community college is even stronger today, with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis upending household finances.