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Pinched by shutdown orders, Hobby Lobby closes stores

31 minutes ago   |   Star Tribune

The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Hobby Lobby to close its stores until further notice, the arts and craft retail chain announced Friday.
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Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new stress-management tool as other retailers cut costs and layoff employees

Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new stress-management tool as other retailers cut costs and layoff employees

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Apple has begun offering a $100 reimbursement to store employees working from home and a new mental health benefit. The benefits signal that Apple is continuing to invest in...
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Walmart To Limit Number Of People Shopping At One Time Because Of Coronavirus

Walmart To Limit Number Of People Shopping At One Time Because Of Coronavirus

1 hour ago   |   NPR

Walmart and other retailers are counting visitors as one way to enforce social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus.
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Selling Custom Engagement Rings Via Instagram And Text Messages? It Works For ‘30 Under 30' Startup The Clear Cut

1 hour ago   |   Forbes

With many retailers and jewelry stores having to rethink their physical spaces, The Clear Cut is able to sustain their business via social and through their one-to-one...
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Nation's biggest department stores could run out of funds in a month: Goldman Sachs

2 hours ago   |   The Real Deal New York

While experts debate how long the economy will be shut down, some major department stores and apparel retailers have as little as one month's worth of funds to tough it out...
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15 Wines Under $15: Inexpensive Bottles for Stay-at-Home Drinking

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

These intriguing wines are sometimes quirky and often unusual. All are delightful, whether with a meal tonight or as gifts to those who could use one.
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Walmart rolls out new coronavirus restrictions, including limiting number of customers allowed inside

2 hours ago   |   ABC   |   3 articles

The retail giant announced it will not allow more than five customers for every 1,000 square foot of shopping space. That translates to roughly 20 percent of each store's capacity.
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Ticker: Encore kicks in masks, gloves, water. and toilet paper

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Encore Boston Harbor is the latest company to pitch in with supplies by donating 46,000 masks, 4,000 N95 masks, 6,000 gloves and seven pallets of water. And, in what has become...
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Retailers to shoppers: We want you-but in smaller numbers

3 hours ago   |   Fortune

Subscribe to Outbreak , a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. Normally, retailers are very...
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AutoNation, other public dealer groups furlough thousands of workers due to coronavirus

3 hours ago   |   CNBC

Automotive retailers are cutting executive pay and laying off or furloughing thousands of workers as U.S. auto sales plummet amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face...

President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face coverings to help slow coronavirus spread

Medical-grade masks, particularly short-in-supply N95 masks, would be reserved for those dealing directly with the sick. Read more ...

White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To...

White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To Trump, Pence

President Trump told reporters on Thursday that he had taken a second coronavirus test, which was negative. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Read more ...

Brooke Baldwin is second CNN anchor to contract coronavirus this week

Brooke Baldwin is second CNN anchor to contract coronavirus this week

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced Friday she has tested positive for coronavirus after being hit with a sudden onset of symptoms Thursday afternoon. “I am OKAY. It came on... Read more ...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the Chesapeake Bay

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon, disappeared on Thursday. Read more ...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social distancing guidelines

Target will begin implementing new guidelines as it tries to keep both customers and its employees safe in the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died. Read more ...

The CDC is recommending that people wear face coverings or cloth masks if...

The CDC is recommending that people wear face coverings or cloth masks if they go out in public

The CDCis recommending - but not requiring - that people cover their faces if they have to go out in public as the coronavirus spreads across the US. There isn't much good... Read more ...

Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart stores will allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet of space. Walmart employees stationed at store entrances will count customers and admit them... Read more ...

Nursing home that was an early epicenter of coronavirus cases could face...

Nursing home that was an early epicenter of coronavirus cases could face federal fine of $600,000

At least 35 coronavirus deaths are associated with the Washington state facility, according to officials. The virus infected two-thirds of residents and dozens of staff members. Read more ...

Corona beer stops production

Corona beer stops production

Production of Corona beer is being temporarily suspended in Mexico because of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...