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Amazon now says remote work OK 2 days a week

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Corporate and tech employees at Amazon won’t have to work in offices full time after coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The Seattle Times reports the online retail giant said in a company blog post Thursday that those workers can work remotely two...

Many Americans moved to less pricey housing markets in 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many Americans who moved last year relocated to areas where homes were, on average, bigger and less expensive. On average, people who moved to a different city in 2020 ended up in a ZIP code where average home values were nearly $27,000 lower than in...

Montana employees working remote will head back to worksites

Jun. 01, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana state employees who have been working remotely because of the pandemic will begin returning to their worksites this month and Capitol Complex offices that have been closed to the public will reopen in two weeks, state officials said. ...

‘Digital nomads’ change economy as Miamians return to work

May. 29, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — If remote working helped usher in Miami’s current wave of migrants, what happens now that it’s safe to return to work? After a year away from the office, companies whose business can be conducted with just a phone and computer are working out just how...

Senate passes 3 virus bills, some vaccination sites to close

May. 27, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill aimed at curtailing the governor’s authority during future pandemics or other emergencies has cleared the state Senate. Under current law, the governor can declare a state of emergency and renew it every 21 days as long as he or she finds...

Leaving home: West Virginia population drop is largest in US

May. 22, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After her company told employees in 2017 to start working remotely, customer service representative Haley Miller decided to break from her lifelong home of West Virginia. The beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida, provide a far different view than...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 19, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 19 The Boston Globe on U.S. aid to Israel should be a force for peace: Israelis deserve to live in safety without fear of attacks that indiscriminately target...

Downtown stores, businesses await their customers' return

May. 17, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In many downtown areas where companies closed their offices and commuting ground to a halt, sandwich shops, bakeries and other small businesses are waiting with guarded optimism for their customers to return. Teresa Ging could count on a steady stream...

Review of leases requested after report of unused building

May. 14, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota state lawmaker said Friday that a news report about expensive but unused office space underscores the need for a review of all state leases to protect taxpayers. The Associated Press reported Thursday that taxpayers are on the hook...

Georgia public universities won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine

May. 14, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges do not currently plan to require students, faculty or staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the fall, according to guidance issued Thursday by the University System of Georgia. The 340,000-student...