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Pace of Recovery September 21, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and August, the Bay Area recovered just over 30% of the jobs lost between February and April trailing the state and nation. • The …

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-419,000 net jobs lost in the Bay Area comparing August to January employment, representing a 10.2 percent decrease in employment.   10.6% unemployment rate in the Bay Area as of July. The unemployment rate in …

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August 26, 2020 China’s recent actions are fueling the fire for a further divide with the United States. With China’s leadership overstepping, other countries have taken notice and are beginning to push back .  This …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery August 25, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and July, the Bay Area recovered just over one quarter of the jobs lost between February and April trailing the state and nation. • …

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Outlook for U.S. – China Relations

August 6, 2020 The United States’ relationship with China is under growing pressure as bilateral differences sharpen. Politics and economics are both in play on issues ranging from trade and investment to Huawei, security and …

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Silicon Valley Places Bets on India

July 30, 2020 With US-China relations at a low point and political pressure to decouple the two economies growing, companies in Silicon Valley are starting to look for alternative countries to engage with to expand …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery July 22, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and June, the Bay Area recovered just over one quarter of the jobs lost between February and April. • The Napa, Santa Rosa, San …

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As the Coronavirus Strains US-China Relations Further, Ensuring That the Phase 1 Trade Deal Works will be Critical

July 8, 2020 With US-China relations at a low point and political pressure to decouple the two economies growing, it is important that the “Phase 1” trade deal signed in January be made to work. …

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Closing the Door to Talent Will Cost Jobs and Hurt Competitiveness

June 29, 2020 The Trump administration’s plan to suspend the issuance of H-1B and other temporary visas through the end of 2020 is a direct challenge to the business model that has made Silicon Valley …

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Taking the Pulse of U.S.-China Relations

June 26, 2020 Crises can bring people together, united by a common purpose, or it can drive them apart. So far, the Covid-19 crisis is driving the United States and China even farther apart. Sean …

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Racial Disparities in BART Usage During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020 BART ridership has fallen less significantly at stations located in neighborhoods with a higher percentage of Black and Latinx residents. An analysis of year-over-year change in BART entries by station in the …

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F50 Global Capital Summit Roundtable with Sean Randolph

June 19, 2020 The F50 Global Capital Summit® (Summit) is Silicon Valley’s largest international investor conference. The spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the imperative for new technologies and solutions in the health and medical …