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Each week we curate a list of articles we find to be informative.  The articles below represent this week’s list.

Concrete Gets an Update
It isn’t often that something that has been around for centuries gets a face lift.  In this article the NYT looks at how simple old concrete is getting a face lift to its formula.

Working Parents Hit Breaking Point And Pay For It
It is no secret that managing work, child care and now being a teacher is a challenging endeavor.  With so many parents tired of all the jobs they are paying up for child-care.

Elon Musk Becomes 8th Richest Person
Despite all his wild antics, there is no question Elon Musk is a revolutionary figure.  In his case, the rise in Tesla’s share price recently has pushed him to be the 8th richest person in the world.

Walmart Says Spending Dropped When Stimulus Ran Out
Congress and our leaders in D.C. have been debating the need/reasons for extending unemployment benefits.  Yet, Walmart’s recent quarter clearly shows that when the checks stopped, so did spending for many.

When Vaccine Comes, What Happens to the Market?
A great deal of attention has been placed on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.  While we are still a fair way away it is reasonable for investors to think about how its creation will impact the market.

Lost Time, What Went Wrong With Testing
It seems relatively obvious now that the U.S. testing program for COVID-19 was not sufficient.  This article by the WSJ looks at what went wrong.