Will Broadway's biggest week be a bust?

Dec 29, 2021
With frequent COVID outbreaks among casts and crews, dozens of performances are being canceled at what's normally a blockbuster time of year.
All of the people working on Broadway (and audience members) must be vaccinated. They’re also required to be masked when they're not performing. Above, an oversized mask from "The Phantom of the Opera" near Broadway in Times Square.
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In China, coronavirus curbs New Year celebrations ... and spending

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.
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Measles are preventable and costly, health officials say

Mar 5, 2019
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
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Why are E. coli outbreaks so hard to trace?

Sprawling supply chains are part of the problem, but new technology could help.
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New FDA rules aim for prevention, rather than reaction

Sep 11, 2015
Food makers must detail possible hazards and how they will address them.

Blue Bell gets ready to dish out its ice cream again

Aug 12, 2015
Will consumers forgive the Texas company after a devastating listeria outbreak?

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Trouble on the chicken farm

Apr 21, 2015
The avian flu has infected millions of hens in Iowa.

What Ebola costs one community

Sep 5, 2014
Recovery from Ebola could take longer than recovering from war, says one CEO.