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Activists to Hollywood: Put your money where your mouth is and fund Black projects

Jun 10, 2020
Entertainment leaders have vocally supported protests demanding racial justice. But filmmakers of color have struggled.
Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" highlighted racial inequality in the U.S., particularly in the justice system.
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From Santa Monica to the Bronx: How communities rebound from violence in protests

Jun 3, 2020
The property damage in recent protests is on a much lower scale than in past protests.
A volunteer cleans up following protests in Santa Monica on June 1. Activists and academics say a broken window is easy to fix; the hard work is fixing why it was broken in the first place.
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With production shut down, TV networks experiment with fall schedules

Jun 2, 2020
Without the ability to film scripted series, some networks are planning to air shows that have already aired, either abroad or on cable.
The coronavirus lockdown is forcing networks to use alternative means of programming.
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The influencer model has taken a hit during COVID-19. Can Instagram help?

May 28, 2020
Instagram is introducing new features, like ads on its IGTV, so influencers can keep making money.
Can the social media app keep its influencers in the face of competition from TikTok?
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Warner Music's IPO boosted by streaming

May 27, 2020
The offering, postponed from February by the pandemic, values company at up to $13.3 billion.
Recording artist Lizzo at the Warner Music Group's pre-Grammy party in January.
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As unemployment skyrockets, so do mortgage loan delinquencies

May 21, 2020
April saw the biggest one-month jump in U.S. home loan delinquencies ever.
More than 3.8 million mortgage holders, 7.3% of all home loans, have already entered into forbearance plans as of April 30.
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Which colleges say they'll reopen in the fall? And which ones are keeping classes online?

Location is a big factor. And closing down this semester cost universities billions.
Notre Dame University said it will be resuming in-person classes this fall.
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Hollywood's mostly shut down. Except for animation.

May 19, 2020
No need for actors to socially distance when they can record from home.
Animators didn't have to change much to work from home. Voice-over artists have had to make some adjustments, though. "Nothing messes up a voice-over session like the guy next door trimming his trees with a chainsaw," says Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
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J.C. Penney joins ranks of major retailers filing for bankruptcy

May 18, 2020
Experts say these companies were already in trouble before the pandemic.
Retail watchers say J.C. Penney won't be the last company to see this kind of financial trouble during the pandemic.
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USDA announces food distribution program, but will it help farmers?

May 11, 2020
The Farmers to Families Food Box Program will begin distributing $1.2 billion in surplus food to communities across the country.
A food bank worker distributes goods. A Marketplace-Edison poll found that 44% of Americans over 18 fear being unable to afford food.
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