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Travel insurance policies in demand post pandemic: Survey

Demand for travel insurance policies increased in FY21-22 compared to pre-covid levels in FY19-20, as per a survey by ICICI Lombard General Insurance. The survey, conducted on consumers from the Indian markets, analysed the impact of the pandemic on travellers’ attitudes and expectations and found that travellers are now more receptive to purchasing travel insurance …

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Chicago’s Top Doc, Allison Arwady, Tests Positive for COVID for 1st Time Since Pandemic Began – NBC Chicago

Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago’s Department of Public Health commissioner, has tested positive for COVID, a statement from the department said Thursday. “Last night, for the first time in the pandemic, I tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement read. “I am experiencing some cold-like symptoms and fever but am otherwise well, which I credit to the …

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Work(out) from home: Pandemic fuels online exercise boom

Work(out) from home: Pandemic fuels online exercise boom

Interactive comment sections and virtual reality headsets: Online fitness gear and services have boomed during the pandemic as at-home athletes seek a proxy for gym life. While home workouts long predate the coronavirus, they have taken on a social aspect that looks set to become the standard in a world reshaped by the pandemic. “A …

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Semiconductor: Semiconductor: Chipmakers’ pandemic boom turns to bust with recession looming

Even in an industry famous for its roller-coaster cycles, chipmakers are bracing for a particularly severe shift in coming months, when a record-setting sales surge is threatening to give way to the worst decline in a decade or more. The semiconductor market enjoyed a massive run-up in orders during the pandemic, sending sales and stock …

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Gaming industry’s fortunes fade as spending squeeze follows pandemic bump

Gaming companies are facing a slowdown in demand for video games from pandemic highs, raising doubts about their ability to weather an economic downturn. Rising prices and a lack of hit titles have added to problems for video game publishers Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts that are also battling supply-chain delays and a shift …

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