The coronavirus pandemic has affected many aspects of Americans’ daily lives, including their budgets. Roughly two-thirds of Americans, 64%, say their spending habits have changed since the start of the pandemic, according to a recent Bank of America survey of over 2,500 adults.  That includes changes felt by both unemployed […]

(Bloomberg Opinion) — One of the few bright spots in a very challenging year has been the monthly emails from my budgeting app showing huge declines in my spending. I can’t take much credit for the drops, given all the Covid-19 restrictions and risks that have prevented my family from spending […]

When the Venice Film Festival unveiled its official selection in late July, the unprecedented inclusion of eight female-directed titles within the 18-film roster was heralded as welcome progress for an event that has come under fire in recent years for scarce representation of female filmmakers. Cate Blanchett was selected to […]

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL: — Clothing company Express has reopened about 95% of its stores as […]

Even low-income households have been spending more, largely because federal relief was at record levels. Consumer spending in Georgia was up 1.2% compared to a year ago, according to researchers at Harvard University. ABOUT OUR PANDEMIC ANNIVERSARY SERIES On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak […]

For Jennifer Schaerer and her family, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a move to southern Utah and an embrace of small-town life. Other Utahns, responding to a call from The Salt Lake Tribune over email and social media, also shared what’s changed in their lives after a year under the […]

We’re on the cusp of the next phase of what you might call restricted living. Come the end of the week we could be in Tier 3, Tier 2, voluntarily sheltering – who knows? – but whatever happens we’re beginning to realise we’re never going to rid ourselves of all […]