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Consumers are boycotting Goya, but will it work?

Jul 10, 2020
The company makes Latinx grocery staples. Its CEO just praised President Trump. Latinx activists aren't happy.
Goya CEO Robert Unanue, left, praised Trump on Thursday, sparking a boycott of the brand.
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Lots of parents hold off on back-to-school shopping

Jul 10, 2020
Because...are the kids even going back to school this year?
French schoolchildren wearing protective gear attend class in May. Will this year's purchases include face masks and hand sanitizer along with notebooks and pencils?
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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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How the pandemic is creating a “low-touch” economy

Jul 10, 2020
Social distancing guidelines and nervous customers are pushing business to change how they operate. Some of the changes may be permanent.
The entry area of the Akwaaba D.C. bed and breakfast. Usually the inn would be booked solid this time of year, but few customers are visiting during the pandemic.
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Walgreens will add doctors' offices to 500 stores

Jul 10, 2020
The drugstore giant also reports a quarterly loss of $1.7 billion. It and rival CVS are delving deeper into the health and wellness field.
A Walgreens store in Miami. The chain has allied with VillageMD to expand health services.
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Lumber prices climb as people stuck at home build those gazebos they've been putting off

Jul 10, 2020
The price of lumber is at a 2½ year high, driven by a sawmill slowdown and more interest in home projects.
Timber on the dock of a New Zealand port in February. Demand for lumber hasn't slowed, but production has.
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How meaningful are CEO pay cuts?

Jul 10, 2020
Since the COVID-19 crisis began, some executives have forgone their salaries. But that doesn't always mean they got paid that much less.
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Here's what civil rights leaders want from Facebook

"It shouldn't be my nonprofit that has to be monitoring and focusing its energy on a corporation that makes $70 billion a year," said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.
Many of the companies boycotting Facebook are major brands with big budgets.
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Nearly a third of tenants either missed or couldn't pay full July rent, survey finds

Jul 10, 2020
The problem is worse among households earning $50,000 a year or less.
One reason tenants have been able to pay at all is the $600-a-week federal pandemic unemployment payments.
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