Legal Expert: Don’t sign COVID-19 liability waivers

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As school districts and universities grapple with the risks of reopening in the fall, many are asking students and staff to waive their right to sue in the event that they contract the virus. But according to experts, they aren’t enforceable. As schools across the country announce their reopening plans, many officials have said that they want students, faculty, and staff to sign COVID-19 liability waivers, legal documents waiving their right to sue the school in the event that they contract the virus. Read Full Story

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Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Expected to Fall

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Total consumer retail spending on Valentine’s Day is expected to dip this year as fewer people plan to celebrate the holiday, per an annual survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF). Although close to three-quarters (73%) of celebrants feel that celebrating is important this year given the state of the pandemic, the NRF expects consumer… Read More » The post Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Expected to Fall appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Hospitals are starting to deploy their own coronavirus tests

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With coronavirus tests in short supply and high demand, Johns Hopkins University has launched a homegrown test. Additional labs hope to have them soon. On Friday, Johns Hopkins University announced it had successfully developed a test for COVID-19. The health system says it is currently able to process 50 tests per day. It plans to handle 180 a day by Monday, and hopes to ramp up to 1,000 a day over the next three weeks. Read Full Story

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Why Hyundai created a universal charger for cars

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The Hi-Charger for electric vehicles is a 2020 Innovation by Design honoree. A dozen major auto manufacturers are now building electric vehicles, but the charging ports are all over the place. Some companies design on the front of the vehicle, others on the back or side. As Hyundai planned its first public charging stations in Seoul, the company tapped McKinsey to design a more universal charger that could accommodate as many brands as possible. Read Full Story

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