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Slack’s popular corporate messaging app is getting several new updates to help out the wave of companies frantically shifting to accommodate employees now working from home.

The workplace software company announced the new tools on Wednesday as part of its Frontiers user conference, which like many other recent tech events, is now online due to the impact of COVID-19.

As Slack chief product officer Tamar Yehoshua explained in an earlier interview with Fortune, Slack’s internal research concluded that overall, “people are pretty positive about” working from their homes. 

However, she added, “We are finding that people have an increased feeling of loneliness and isolation,” underscoring the challenges companies face dealing with workers who may be struggling with mental health and grief in the coronavirus pandemicRead the rest

Bosch Rexroth has launched BuyRexroth.com, a new e-commerce portal designed to streamline purchasing of in-demand Rexroth components, including industrial and mobile hydraulics, linear motion technology, and electric drives and controls products. The site offers real-time inventory for immediate purchase and same-day shipping. Products currently offered on the site include pressure- and directional-control valves and fixed- […]

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Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Kayleigh McEnany tests positive, all eyes are on the VP debate, and why the WNBA won’t say her name. Have a healthy Tuesday.

– She who must not be named. While most of the U.S.’s attention is, understandably, focused on presidential politics, I was interested to see that the New York Times yesterday ran a pair of stories focused on a certain female member of Congress.

If I were a WNBA player, I wouldn’t get any more specific than that. While I am a fan, I haven’t dribbled a basketball since junior high, so I’ll spell it out: Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

The first NYT story digs into how Loeffler—who is perhaps best known for making some very profitable stock trades soon after senators received a private briefing on COVID-19—went from “from political moderate to ‘more conservative than Attila the Hun.’” It’s an object lesson in … Read the rest

In 2021, IFPS will release an upgraded Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Study Manual that reflects the knowledge and skills needed for today’s mobile hydraulic mechanic. It aligns more closely with the European Fluid Power Committee and CETOP. Added and improved areas of the manual: Principles of operation explained for commonly found components within a mobile hydraulic […]

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TORONTO — Brazilian miner Vale SA is in talks with Tesla and others in the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain about securing nickel from its Canadian operations, the head of the miner’s base metals unit said on Friday. Read More

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Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Amy Coney Barrett’s Rose Garden nomination ceremony is under scrutiny as a source of coronavirus transmission, Megan Thee Stallion brings Breonna Taylor protests to ‘SNL,’ and 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce in September. Have a mindful Monday.

– Workforce dropouts. 865,000.

That’s the number of women who left the workforce in September. The figure is even more sobering when compared to how many men left their jobs last month: 216,000. Put another way, 80% of the 1.1 million workers who dropped out of the workforce last month were women. And another: four times more women than men stopped working or looking for work in September.

The National Women’s Law Center crunched these numbers based on the month’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And it’s easy to speculate about the cause of this gigantic disparity.

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