January 4, 2021
America was severely broken and fundamentally changed during 2020 and it will take a long time to fix it — a job that President-elect Biden is unprepared to handle.
“As we get into January, the feeling is that we’re going to gain momentum to be able to catch up.”
With remote learning moving into the long term, experts say the mental, emotional and academic impacts of that shift are likely to be challenging.
The takeover of factory and service jobs by robots will advance, while white-collar workers get to stay home more. There’ll be more inequality between and within countries. Governments will play a larger role in the lives of citizens, spending — and owing — more money.
Shopping malls were struggling before COVID-19 and now have more empty stores. What’s next after the pandemic?
“In 2021, the good malls will continue to do well…It’s the weaker ones that will suffer…The future of the mall isn’t doomed or completely redundant. It’s just that 2021 will be a year of reckoning for underperforming properties.”
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“If you’re in a sector like department stores or specialty or off-price or apparel, you suffered the most in 2020.”
As of June 1, Google will no longer allow users to upload their photos and videos to Google Photos for free.
US home prices rise nearly 8% — fastest pace in more than 6 years — driven by COVID-19 pandemic moving trends
“The data from the last several months are consistent with the view that COVID has encouraged potential buyers to move from urban apartments to suburban homes.”
While roughly 27% said they would have considered such a setup to be ideal before the coronavirus pandemic started, 80% said they would like to continue working remotely for three days of the week or more once the pandemic is over.
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