Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wearing masks in public has become more common in the U.S. amid the pandemic. Fashion historian Valerie Steele discusses how medical masks give rise to the "fashion mask."
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Rural hospitals already walk a scalpel's edge between solvency and collapse. The coronavirus outbreak threatens to push many of them over the brink.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Most of the world's major economies are on lockdown to combat the coronavirus. But the Swedish government has kept the country open — claiming it is better for the economy and for public health.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Faced with the prospect of closing up shop because of the coronavirus, some companies are retooling and pivoting to keep their doors open, and their workers employed.
Friday, March 27, 2020
China's government is beginning to lift restrictions that were in place during the height of the coronavirus outbreak. So how do residents feel as life slowly starts to return to normal?
Friday, March 13, 2020
The coronavirus has given stock markets and the global economy a whack. Some businesses are feeling pain, while others are seeing gains. And a handful of companies are experiencing both.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Netflix had to become a content producer to compete with other streaming services. To raise the money to pay for all that content, the company turned to junk bonds.
Friday, February 14, 2020
It used to be that companies strove for the best credit rating possible. These days, however, America's corporations seem happy to slide by with a passing grade.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Air ambulances used to be operated primarily by hospitals but now many private companies provide this service. Despite the increased competition, the cost of taking an air ambulance has soared.
Friday, January 24, 2020
Art by women and men is valued differently. Fine art by women, on average, is valued much less than men's pieces, and are routinely left out of major museums.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
"Curbside pickup" is quickly gaining traction in online grocery shopping, and it may be preferable to delivery.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
A rural county in Pennsylvania was once dubbed the "refugee capital of America" by the BBC. How did Lancaster County earn this nickname?
Thursday, November 21, 2019
How did the cranberry go from a seasonal, Thanksgiving favorite to an all-year round, ubiquitous supermarket staple?
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The leather industry hit a peak in 2014. Retailers were forced to find cheaper, artificial alternatives. Now, leather is struggling to regain the market share it lost. The trade war is not helping.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
As the federal government raises alarm bells about foreign influence on college campuses, some are trying to find the right balance between openness and national security.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
WeWork's name had become synonymous with coworking and it had plans to go public. Until investors had the opportunity to look at the company's books.
Friday, October 18, 2019
The most recent retail sales numbers suggest American consumers are pulling back. Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy and revealed some big flaws in the business model known as fast fashion.
Friday, October 11, 2019
The now-defunct budget airline WOW got Iceland hooked on tourism. The island nation's economy was reshaped by the tourism boom, and WOW's bankruptcy is changing things again.
Friday, October 04, 2019
For decades, the costs of education and health care have climbed far faster than other goods. The Baumol Effect is an oft-overlooked and underappreciated economic theory that explains why.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Lazy. Coddled. Afraid of Adulthood. These adjectives are often used to describe millennials. But are they accurate?