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Economy

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled their Manhattan offices. CEO Jay Bregman planned to call them back soon — as soon as New York was safe again. Within weeks, he’d changed his mind. Bregman broke his company’s lease and

COVID-19

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections that is overwhelming hospitals and dashing hopes for a quick economic recovery. And the timing, just before the holidays, couldn’t be worse. Restaurant

Opinion

Opinion: Beware Those Coming After Your Delivery Apps

The pandemic has, for better or worse, forced us to live online. That has made internet retail, digital services and delivery apps a godsend for millions of us sequestered at home. This entirely new sector of the economy has allowed us to safely buy and enjoy without the risk of coronavirus. At the press of

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