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  • This billion-dollar startup helps neighbors and local businesses stay connected and help each other during the COVID-19 lockdown

    Fertnig/Getty Images During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing requirements can make neighbors feel distant despite their living nearby. The networking service Nextdoor, founded in 2011, offers a place to stay connected with your neighbors, whether to ask for recommendations for a plumber for to offer shopping assistance to an elderly resident. The platform's cofounder Prakash Janakiraman says that users have skyrocketed during the pandemic, "Usage is up 80% in most neighborhoods." Visit...

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  • Insurance helps business recover, but pain remains

    An Urban Outfitters store on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park after it was ransacked Sunday. Most businesses carry insurance for such damage, but some merchants feel losses that are more than monetary. | Victor Hilitski/For the Sun-Times City’s official count of damaged commercial properties reaches 180. Chicago businesses, having sustained enormous damage from rioting since the weekend, are finding a lifeline in their insurance policies, provided they were fortunate enough to have one. For...

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  • D&I Summit: Helping Diverse Talent Rise

    Bozoma Saint John has a brilliant knack for getting people to sit up and listen to what she's saying. That's her strategy, and it's effective. And it happened again at Adweek's virtual D&I Summit Wednesday, when Saint John implored the thousands of people watching the Zoom gathering live to not get complacent. "I challenge us

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  • Why some businesses in the technology industry thrive in times of crisis

    BCX reflects on businesses’ efficiency and productivity levels amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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