First Look -- Summer camps use survival skills to keep running during COVID-19 -- As most of the nation's 15,000-plus camps opt to close because of coronavirus concerns or delays in receiving state guidelines, 19.5 million kids will miss out on camp this summer
2 days agoFirst Look -- Sales up in Black-owned businesses, owners hope it lasts -- Lists of local Black-owned businesses across Boston have been circulating on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, helping retailers raise their profile and boost sales at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the economy.
6 days agoFocus - As society relies on gig workers, will they see a boost in stature? As new COVID-19 cases surpass 50,000 in a single day, people working for platforms like Instacart are among those most exposed to health risks.
6 days agoCoronavirus effect? For some small farms, it's sales. (video) As the coronavirus spread, threatening to disrupt food manufacturing plants, some shoppers looked locally for food. Small farms answered.
7 days agoFocus -- Will America still go out to eat? One restaurateur's moment of truth. -- For Jonathan Mendez, business hopes have downshifted from expansion to restaurant survival. His story reveals how anchors of urban life are at risk.
2 days agoFor migrant farmworkers, coronavirus adds new burdens -- The U.S. relies on 2.4 million farmworkers to harvest everything from blueberries to lettuce. This year they confront extra risks tied to COVID-19.
6 days agoCover Story -- Rising inequality in a crisis: The view from Baltimore -- How the COVID-19 recession has exacerbated the income divide in America – and is contributing to rising social unrest.
6 days agoCorporate America confronts racism. Why this time may be different. -- The George Floyd protests have been accompanied by corporate calls for racial justice. Companies face risks if those words aren't matched by deeds.
7 days agoFirst Look -- 'Truth hurts': Top brands reveal workforce racial makeup -- Some of the biggest companies pledging solidarity with the Black community struggled to recruit and promote minorities within their own ranks. Black employees account for 12% of the overall workforce, but only 8% of management jobs.
9 days agoUber and under: Why gig workers struggle in pandemic -- An estimated 16.4% of U.S. workers are unemployed as of May. Life for gig workers remains especially precarious amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
29 days ago'We've sold thousands of bikes': The businesses surging at a tough time -- It's not just Zoom and grocery stores. Other businesses have benefited from changing consumer demands.
29 days agoFirst Look -- Glimmer of hope: US unemployment fell to 13.3% in May -- There are indicators that the U.S. economic decline is leveling out. Unemployment rates could remain in double-digits through November, experts say, but even hard-hit industries are showing signs of rebound as companies reopen and workers are rehired.
20 days agoIn Chicago's Little Village, federal aid begins to flow. Is it enough? -- Slow in coming to minority firms, the government's Paycheck Protection Program is now offering a lifeline. But for some, it may not tide them over.
27 days agoFirst Look -- US unemployment rises to 39 million as states reopen -- The latest U.S. unemployment number increased by 2.4 million to 39 million. But some companies have begun to rehire a limited number of their laid-off employees.
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