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Business Highlights: Child Care Crisis, Automaker Earnings

The pandemic has made clear what many experts had long warned: The absence of reliable and affordable child care limits the jobs people can accept, makes it harder to climb the corporate ladder and ultimately restricts the ability of the broader economy to grow. Now, each caretaker resignation, coronavirus exposure and day care center closure reveals an industry on the brink, with widereaching implications for an entire economys workforce. It remains to be seen what survives in the brutal negotiations in Congress for President Joe Bidens broad family services agenda, but the pandemic is proving to be a makeorbreak catalyst for the future of the child care industry. - via

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