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This lobster season, they expected hell, but got high water

Sep 25, 2020
While lobster fishermen are surviving the pandemic summer thanks to direct sales and better than expected pricing, wholesalers and dealers are struggling.
The crew of a lobster boat check their traps in the Gulf of Maine in Deer Isle, Maine.
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"Glamping" gains popularity during this pandemic, but will it last?

Sep 21, 2020
Luxury camping companies are seeing a spike in profits as vacationers look for an alternative to flying and hotels.
"Glamping" tent interior with all the comforts of home, yet still in the outdoors.
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Are zero interest credit cards easier or harder to get in this pandemic?

Aug 20, 2020
Some credit experts say that if Congress does not pass a new relief bill soon, credit card offers could dry up more.
Another month, another monthly credit card bill.
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When collegiate sports are sidelined, schools and local economies take a hit

Aug 4, 2020
Competitive athletic programs are vital to collegiate economics, one expert says. Local businesses depend on them, too.
The Virginia Cavaliers celebrate their victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the 2019 NCAA championship. The men's basketball tournament is the financial engine that drives the NCAA.
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Performing arts innovate in desperate times

Jul 2, 2020
The show must go on — somehow — for theater and other live productions in order for their companies to survive financially.
A violinist plays to an empty concert hall during a video-recorded concert in Slovakia in May. Performing arts companies are finding innovative ways to stay financially viable in the face of COVID-19.
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Ready to go back to eating out? Your favorite restaurant won't look the same

May 20, 2020
Many restaurateurs realize that their industry, built on socializing in packed rooms, needs to reduce tables, shrink menus, and increase technology to survive.
A masked waiter serves a customer at a reopened restaurant in Florida on May 11.
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Can American seafood survive the COVID-19 tidal wave?

May 6, 2020
The seafood industry has long relied on the export market and food service to keep it afloat.
People are lining up at docks to buy directly from their local lobstermen and women.
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