Business & economics

Woman cleaning child care facility

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.

Grapefruit hanging from tree

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.

Nearly empty shelves in a store

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.

Gig worker in a Lyft

Already vulnerable, gig economy workers in San Francisco suffer during coronavirus pandemic, survey reveals

Unique in-person survey establishes new baseline, while online survey provides a snapshot of pandemic's effects.

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UCLA Anderson Forecast announces arrival of 2020 recession in revision of earlier forecast

The recession is likely to be more severe in California than for nation overall.

Farmworkers in a field in Georgia

Coronavirus response a ‘vast experiment’ that’s changing U.S. workplaces

The health crisis is having a dramatic impact on millions of healthy Americans, too.

Men socializing over drinks

All along the pipeline, men promote men

At one bank, the cumulative effect of male bonding accounts for 39 percent of the gender pay gap.