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Los Angeles Times (November 23)

2021/ 11/ 25 by jd in Global News

“L.A.’s infamous Thanksgiving traffic gridlock” is “expected to return with vengeance” after taking 2020 off for Covid. “An estimated 3.8 million Southern Californians will be driving to their holiday destinations — up 9% from last year and only 1% less than in 2019, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.”


Bloomberg (January 24)

2021/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

“The world economy is facing a tougher start to 2021 than expected as coronavirus infections surge and it takes time to roll out vaccinations…. Double-dip recessions are now expected in Japan, the euro area and U.K. as restrictions to curb the virus’s spread are enforced.” Advanced economies are “beginning on a weak note and emerging economies diverging.”


Chicago Tribune (December 27)

2020/ 12/ 27 by jd in Global News

“But a new year is upon us. Let us allow a sliver of optimism to carry us into 2021, a year that deserves its own chance — and perspective. Because whatever challenges it has in store, this moment in history can still be embraced as a best time to be alive.”


MarketWatch (October 11)

2020/ 10/ 13 by jd in Global News

“For those of you expecting the world to return to some sense of normalcy by the time 2021 rolls around, JPMorgan Chase JPM CEO Jamie Dimon has a message: ‘We’re going to have to live with this.’” Dimon does not “expect normality to return until the summer of 2021.”


The Oregonian (October 8)

2020/ 10/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Students in Oregon’s largest school district will not see the inside of a classroom until 2021. Portland Public Schools this week announced its students, with little exception, will be learning remotely via district-issued Chromebooks until Jan. 28, the end of the second academic quarter.”


The Guardian (March 23)

2020/ 03/ 23 by jd in Global News

“Canada said it will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics, New Zealand said it would consider boycotting Tokyo 2020 and Australia told its olympic athletes to prepare for the games to be held next year, in 2021 – all in the wake of Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, saying postponement could be an option.”