Monthly Archive: August 2020

69% of Americans think the way they work has changed forever

We’re living through a once-in-a-lifetime upheaval, and wherever we end up on the other side won’t be the same place we started from. How we work, where we work, and the skills we need will all change. 

Fortune Analytics got an exclusive look at Salesforce’s proprietary data to learn how the pandemic is impacting workers during—and after—the crisis. 

Since early May, the Salesforce Research Consumer and Workforce Research Series has published biweekly polls of the public. And the company’s Customer & Market Insights group regularly conducts surveys among decision makers (director level or higher). Fortune Analytics got special access to both datasets. 

Here’s what we found.

The numbers to know 

69%

  • … of U.S. workers say the pandemic will permanently change the nature of work in their own career. 

59%

  • … of U.S. remote workers say they miss going into the office. 63% say they’ve grown closer to their family
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Day says disciplined routine has helped him keep back issues at bay By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Former world number one Jason Day said his chronic back problems left him struggling to walk around a golf course when the sport returned in mid-June after the COVID-19 break, but he is now in a better place physically.

The 32-year-old Australian carded a second-round 69 at the PGA Championship on Friday for a share of second place to stay in contention for only the second major of his career.

“Physically, I feel great. I’m always trying to stay disciplined with my exercises and soft tissue work… overall, I feel good,” overnight co-leader Day told reporters.

“When I first came out (after the COVID-19 shutdown), I struggled to walk around a golf course and play. You know, it hurt to walk. But now I feel great and I feel fine.”

Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship, arrived at TPC

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Greenback blues: Are the doomsayers finally right about the demise of the U.S. dollar?

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“Our role as a global leader is tarnished to say the least,” Roach said. 

The dollar has historically been strong when it has found itself on either end of a framework called the dollar smile, Scotiabank chief currency strategist Shaun Osborne said. On one end of the smile — picture a wide “U” shape — the greenback strengthens due to investors becoming risk averse. At the other peak, itralliesbecause the U.S. economy is growing and demonstrates a yield advantage. 

Currently, neither one of these conditions is in place, he said. As foreign economies continue their recoveries, investors are once again willing to take on more risk and redirect some of their portfolios towards emerging markets. The Euro and Yen have appreciated substantially as a result.The U.S.economy, thanks to a poor response on COVID-19, is also lagging. 

In a note published last week, a

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Trump to sign an executive order to extend enhanced unemployments benefits as stimulus talks fall apart

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President Donald Trump announced Friday evening plans to sign an executive order to extend enhanced unemployments benefits—which expired the week of July 25—through the end of the year. Trump said he could sign it by the end of the week.

The president also said he’ll sign orders to extend the deferment for student loans and forgive student loan interest, extend eviction moratoriums, and defer some payroll taxes until the end of year.

This announcement came after negotiations on a broad stimulus bill between Democratic and Republican leaders broke down on Friday. That bill would have included a second round of stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment benefits, and a number of other measures to help Americans cope with the pandemic.

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UK’s Sunak says optimistic much of COVID loans to firms will be repaid By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak arrives at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday that he was optimistic a lot of the emergency government-backed loans given to companies during the pandemic will be repaid.

“I remain optimistic that if we can actually drive our economic recovery forward then, we should be able to recover a lot of the loans,” Sunak told Sky News.

“Are some of those loans going to be written off? Absolutely. We’ve been very clear we won’t be able to say every single job, every single business.”

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This millennial tech worker is meticulous about saving, but his investment gameplan needs work

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He knows that, despite his budgeting, he could benefit from cutting down his food bill, which totalled $742 in the month Spent looked at his expenses. The bulk of that budget goes to groceries. Duke spent $286.66 over three trips to No Frills, $95.92 at Costco, $25.35 in two trips to Loblaw’s, $8.77 at Fortinos and an additional $100 at a local Chinese grocery store.

As far as the rest of his spending, he said he can’t make any other concessions. He only uses his car for transport — no ride sharing or public transit expenses appear in his monthly spending — and he spends just above $400 on insurance, gas and parking. His entertainment budget is light and so are his bills — $1,000 for rent, $42 for his cellphone and $15 for a gym membership.

Where he could stand to benefit from professional advice is

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