McDonald’s says some pandemic consumer trends could endure

An employee wearing protective gloves handles an order at a prototype location of fast food giant McDonald’s for restaurants which respect the 6ft social distancing measure. Piroschka van de Wouw | Reuters McDonald’s is seeing some consumer behavior trends reverse as lockdowns ease, but the fast-food giant thinks higher delivery orders and other buying patterns will […]

Bill Gates on back to school during coronavirus pandemic

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates told CNBC it’s important for young students to return to school for in-person learning, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  “I’m a big believer that for young children, the benefits in almost every...

World Health Organization holds briefing on coronavirus pandemic

[The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] The World Health Organization is holding a briefing Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 15 million people worldwide and...

How small farms found new customers during the coronavirus pandemic

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to close and people to stay home, the way Americans obtained and consumed food changed drastically. Grocery stores were selling out and food banks were overwhelmed, but many farmers who used to supply restaurants, schools...