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Feb 25, 2020

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Coronavirus

A customs broker battles the effects of COVID-19

by Bennett Purser Feb 24, 2020
Gretchen Blough of Erie, Pennsylvania, explains how business out of China has "screeched to a halt."
A deserted street in Shanghai on Feb. 6.
Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus

China back to work, not back to normal

by Jennifer Pak Feb 10, 2020
China is officially back at work but most enterprises not essential to containing the new coronavirus aren't up and running just yet.
Face mask manufacturing is one of the essential enterprises called back to work to help contain the new coronavirus.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace
Coronavirus

What employers need to know about the coronavirus

by David Brancaccio and Rose Conlon Feb 10, 2020
"You don't want to negligently or knowingly expose your workforce to a novel infection like a coronavirus," Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University told Marketplace's
Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Coronavirus

As the coronavirus epidemic grows, China prepares to cut tariffs

by Kimberly Adams Feb 6, 2020
The virus' economic toll may interfere with China's ability to make promised purchases.
A woman wears a protective mask as she waits on an empty subway platform during the evening rush hour on Feb. 3 in Beijing.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Coronavirus

As airlines cut China flights, there's less room for cargo

by Jack Stewart Feb 5, 2020
A sizable portion of air freight is carried in the bellies of passenger planes.
Passengers wearing protective face masks sleep on their flight to Shanghai on Feb. 4.
Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus

Big data predicted the coronavirus outbreak and where it would spread

by Scott Tong Feb 4, 2020
Using AI as a warning system for outbreaks isn't just for government.
A sign at London Heathrow Airport on Jan. 28 warns of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images
Coronavirus

Shanghai and coronavirus: living in a ghost town

by Jennifer Pak Feb 4, 2020
Our China correspondent takes us on a tour of the usually bustling financial center, where fears and precautions have made it eerily quiet. You can even hear the birds sing.
Marketplace's China correspondent Jennifer Pak used to wear face masks outdoors to protect against air pollution, but now the Chinese government advises residents to wear them whenever they are out of their homes.
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Coronavirus

Chinese travel limits further depress oil prices; analysts consider longer-term impact

by Scott Tong Jan 27, 2020
How long will lower oil prices persist?
Limits on travel in China are negatively affecting oil prices. Above, people walk through Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, China on Jan. 21, 2020.
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Coronavirus

In China, coronavirus curbs New Year celebrations ... and spending

by Jennifer Pak Jan 24, 2020
The holiday is usually a peak purchasing period, but the illness is threatening to derail the much-needed bump in the Chinese economy.
Shoppers wearing masks Wednesday prepare for Lunar New Year in Wuhan, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak.
Photo by Getty Images

Inside a 6-hour e-commerce livestream in China

by Jennifer Pak Jan 16, 2020
Eva Wang and Sam Tian quit their jobs to make a go of it selling on Alibaba's Taobao livestreaming service.
Sam Tian and Eva Wang during a livestream show. The couple quit their ad sales and teaching jobs last year to become Taobao influencers.
Courtesy of Sam Tian