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Amazon cracks down on COVID-19 price gouging

Mar 3, 2020
The company says it has recently blocked or removed tens of thousands of listings for such products, like face masks and hand sanitizer.
Some third-party sellers have been charging hundreds of dollars for a couple small bottles of hand sanitizer or a box of protective face masks.
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Remote work is having a moment amid COVID-19 fears

Mar 2, 2020
Businesses are making plans for employees to work outside of the office ... and it just might stick.
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COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine measures depress key Chinese sectors

Our China correspondent, Jennifer Pak, on life in Shanghai right now.
Passengers wearing protective face masks on the subway in Shanghai in late February.
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Recent market volatility is more than just COVID-19

Mar 2, 2020
A trade war, the overvaluation of stocks and the 2020 election have also contributed to uncertainty.
Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 28, 2020 on Wall Street in New York City.
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Travel industry grapples with cancellations, changes amid COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 2, 2020
Customers and airlines alike are growing more cautious about international travel.
Several airlines, including Delta, are limiting flights due to COVID-19.
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Scientists look to drugs already in development to combat COVID-19

Feb 28, 2020
The new coronavirus has researchers looking through their back catalogs for possible solutions.
Mike Natchus, who works at the Emory Institute for Drug Development in Atlanta, examines one of the compounds used in the lab where EIDD 2801 was developed.
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How will COVID-19 affect consumer spending?

Feb 28, 2020
Consumer spending makes up about 70% of the U.S. economy, so any disruption would have dire effects on growth.
January’s report may not reflect consumer spending in the wake of COVID-19.
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"Just-in-time" manufacturing model challenged by COVID-19

Feb 27, 2020
The model started in the 1970s during the quest for leanness and cost cutting. But it leads to supply chain issues when disasters hit.
Samsung has said its output will be stalled from supply chain problems. Above, a woman wearing a face mask walks past an ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note10 in Seoul on Jan. 30.
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U.S. companies might not see profit growth at all this year

Feb 27, 2020
Goldman Sachs says the COVID-19 virus could wipe away expected earnings growth for the S&P 500.
The impacts of COVID-19 are spreading — some companies might not see any profit growth this year.
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Inside the “ER of public health” where the CDC is running its COVID-19 response

Feb 27, 2020
During public health crises like the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC brings together different parts of the agency at its Emergency Operations Center.
Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stands in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta. This has been the “nerve center” of the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak since January.
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