Kristin Schwab

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Local governments and companies encourage masks in absence of federal policy

Jul 13, 2020
New York, California and Oregon have put out public service ads to get people to wear masks.
A person walks by graffiti encouraging mask wearing in April in San Francisco.
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Higher education could see big revenue losses from a sports shutdown

Jul 10, 2020
College sports bring TV contracts, corporate donations and other income that could be lost this year due to COVID-19.
Fans cheer the Ohio State University Buckeyes at a 2008 game. In one year, sports brought in $209 million to the school.
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Why Disney wants to reopen its theme parks now

Jul 8, 2020
The Walt Disney Co.'s other enterprises, including Disney+ and ESPN, may not be generating enough revenue.
You won't see crowds like this at the reopened Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
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Why small businesses likely won't suspend their Facebook ads

Jul 2, 2020
Many of the companies participating in the boycott of Facebook are huge brands with enormous budgets.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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States with travel curbs often rely on businesses to enforce the rules

Jul 1, 2020
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey have imposed quarantines on visitors from 16 states. Enforcing pandemic safety rules can be a delicate task for businesses.
A lifeguard wears a mask while overseeing the main beach in East Hampton, New York.
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More advertisers are joining the Facebook boycott

Jun 26, 2020
A number of civil rights groups are calling on companies to press pause on Facebook and Instagram advertising.
The list of companies boycotting Facebook by pulling their ads continues to grow. Above, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a conference in 2018.
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Takeout cocktails have saved many businesses. Some states want to make them permanent offerings.

Jun 25, 2020
Takeout cocktails have saved jobs in the restaurant and bar industries.
A bartender sells a frozen margarita to go in New York City. Offering alcohol for takeout  has helped keep restaurants and bars afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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How the pandemic is testing the foster care system

Jun 25, 2020
The whole system has practically ground to a halt. Once the pandemic is over, a flood of children could enter foster care.
Government data shows that after the Great Recession, the number of kids entering foster care rose for five years. And the system couldn't handle it.
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Summer has arrived. Lots of summer jobs have not.

Jun 23, 2020
The pandemic has made it harder for younger workers to find seasonal jobs
Summer jobs, like those of camp counselors, will most likely be harder to come by this year.
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Who got those PPP loans? The government doesn't want to tell.

Jun 15, 2020
The Trump administration says the relevant part is that the COVID-19 relief loans complied with the law — not who actually got them.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing.
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