Business & economics

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Very big changes are coming very fast to the American workplace

This is a major inflection point in U.S. professional life, scholars say.

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Don’t be alarmed by rising prices for homes, cars, and gas

Scholars say the inflation surge is likely to be temporary as the economy emerges from the pandemic.

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The ongoing urban exodus

Could San Francisco and L.A. become affordable again? Possibly, says economist Jan Brueckner.  

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UC Berkeley will auction NFTs of Nobel Prize-winning inventions to fund research

Nonfungible tokens are all the rage, and now UC Berkeley is minting its own to raise money for research and education.

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Love it or hate it? Artists on the crypto-art craze

UCLA design media arts faculty and alumni share their thoughts on the crypto-art craze.

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Testing strategies for safer air travel during the pandemic

A new study offers much-needed data to airlines and states that have had little guidance on how to enable safe travel.

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Is this the age of the vaccine passport?

Experts look at the potential impact of the passports, which are likely to permeate travel, education and the workplace.

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Navigating the $1.9 trillion stimulus

Economist Jana Grittersova, former European Commission banker, weighs in on how the newly passed package will change the economy.

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Boost your career this year with the UC Alumni Career Network

Join other members of the UC community online each month for real-world advice on some of the trickiest challenges that today’s professionals face.

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UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge, while five others take home awards for social impact.