Business & economics

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Job burnout is a billion-dollar problem. Can we fix it, despite COVID-19?

Labor Day is here — a perfect time to reflect on job burnout, a problem that’s gotten worse with the pandemic. But the current workplace upheaval is also an opportunity to make real change, says UC Berkeley researcher Christina Maslach.

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Being a selfish jerk doesn’t get you ahead, research finds

Nice guys and gals don’t finish last after all.

Agricultural workers in Salinas

Excluding undocumented immigrants from stimulus funds cost $10 billion in economic activity

Undocumented workers and their families contributed more than $1.6 trillion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2018.

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4 tips for investing during a pandemic

The markets may seem particularly intimidating during a pandemic. Luckily, UCLA's Justin Barton is here to see us through.

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California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, Berkeley report says

The decline of child care creates risks to the state economy that require government intervention.

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UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease

The disease that has devastated crops in Florida and threatens California may finally be stoppable.

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Is the food supply strong enough to weather COVID-19?

Are empty shelves behind us or are there more shortages to come?

Eric Spangenberg

The future of retail

The pandemic may have altered the shopping landscape in permanent ways.

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Is now the time to be your own boss?

Seven alumni on finding purpose and what to know before you become your own boss.

UC Santa Cruz GetVirtual Zoom meeting

UC Santa Cruz–based nonprofit helps small businesses weather the COVID-19 lockdown by going analog to digital

Students partner with businesses to help keep local Santa Cruz standbys alive.

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