Business & Economy
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Delivery workers threaten to strike

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/30/20, 11:20 am

Workers for Amazon and the grocery delivery service Instacart plan to walk out on Monday because they say the companies aren’t protecting them from COVID-19 exposure. Instacart announced Sunday it would make hand sanitizer spray available to employees and update its tip feature, a measure some are calling too little, too late. Both Amazon and Instacart have announced plans to hire tens of thousands of new workers to meet the skyrocketing demand for home delivery of food and other supplies due to stay-at-home orders.

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Open by Easter?

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/25/20, 11:18 am

President Donald Trump is pushing to get the United States back to work sooner rather than later. During a Fox News virtual town hall, the president said he hoped to ease up on restrictions and get businesses reopened by Easter—a little more than two weeks away. But many health officials are urging tougher restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases climbs every day.

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Pandemic shrinks U.S. economy

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/16/20, 12:22 pm

Stocks lost at least 6 percent of their value in Monday morning trading on Wall Street. Airlines, restaurants, and other major swaths of the U.S. economy are slowing down or closing shop completely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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