May 27, 2020

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Today, we'll look to Shanghai for an example. Plus: the PPP extension, a literal economic slowdown and how breweries are adapting to social distancing.

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How pandemic-shuttered campuses can reopen

May 27, 2020
The Shanghai campus of New York University has resumed classes, but the environment and learning process are different.
A student at NYU's Shanghai campus sits alone in the library. Fewer seats are available, reflecting the school's effort to maintain social distancing.
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As Congress weighs easing PPP rules, small businesses like what they hear

May 27, 2020
Among the proposed changes: more time to spend and pay back the funds, fewer restrictions on how to use it
A shuttered New York City business district in mid-May. Some of the rules that make the PPP confusing for businesses may change.
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In Marrakesh, tourism is frozen. So is the economy.

May 28, 2020
A Marrakesh grocer weighs in why tourism is the biggest factor in his business.
A Morrocan woman wearing a protective mask walks through the nearly deserted Jamaa el-Fna square in Marrakesh on March 17, 2020, days before Moroccan authorities implemented a strict lockdown.
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How the pandemic is changing high fashion

May 27, 2020
Gucci's the latest designer to announce it's changing the way the industry does business.
Gucci's Spring/Summer 2020 runway show in Milan in 2019. The brand announced it is officially abandoning the traditional fashion seasons.
John Phillips/Getty Images for Gucci

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.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Warner Music

Contested gig worker classification causes issues with jobless benefits

May 27, 2020
A group of ride share drivers have sued New York over unemployment hold ups.
Demonstrators call for unemployment benefits in Los Angeles in April.
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Retail beer sales are up but that's not cutting it for many craft breweries

May 27, 2020
Smaller brewers often don't have enough of a retail presence to offset loss of sales in bars and restaurants.
A brewery in Washington, D.C. seen in 2019. One brewery owner said about 40% of his brewery’s revenue comes from selling kegs to bars and restaurants.
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In the coronavirus economy, consumers are saving their money

May 27, 2020
Lockdown closes doors to consumers. With spending down, 'velocity of money' is an important indicator to watch.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer