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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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Pet food makers look to tap the alternative meat market

Feb 25, 2020
From synthetic mouse meat to crickets, pet food makers want to capitalize on the trend.
Cans of dog food are seen on the shelf at a grocery store April 12, 2007 in San Francisco, California.
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Could streaming giants start to clamp down on password sharing?

Jan 28, 2020
So far most say it's just the cost of doing business, but as the practice proliferates, changes could come to the industry.
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