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COVID: Year without income leaves Broadway stars scrambling | Arts and Culture News

A year ago, Max Kumangai was dazzling crowds with a jolt of live Broadway excitement, performing in New York City’s…

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Willing to risk it: US entrepreneurs launch half a million firms | Business and Economy News

The number of new businesses started between March 11, 2020 and March 1 of this year is 14 percent lower…

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Wealthy Americans fare better in the pandemic, new survey shows | Coronavirus pandemic News

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated economic inequalities across race, ethnicity and education levels, a new survey by Pew Research Center…

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Snap back? US consumer confidence rises as COVID cases drop | Business and Economy News

United States consumer confidence increased in February, with households slightly more upbeat about the labour market amid declining new COVID-19…

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Biden boosts lending to small businesses hit by coronavirus woes | Business and Economy News

For two weeks starting this week, the Small Business Administration will only take applications for PPP loans from firms with…

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Dining woes: Canada’s restaurants suffer worst year on record | Coronavirus pandemic News

Food trucks, bars and taverns were hit the hardest by lockdowns and restrictions, with sales dropping 48 percent. Canadian restaurants…

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South Korea’s jobless rate hits 21-year high as COVID cases rise | Business and Economy News

Bleak unemployment picture contrasts sharply with view that South Korea’s economy has outperformed its developed peers. South Korea’s jobless rate…

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Debt and COVID: One in five UK citizens borrow more amid crisis

Some nine million adults in the United Kingdom are diving deeper into debt, a trend that is also exacerbating income…

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US jobless claims fall slightly but still remain high at 900,000 | Coronavirus pandemic News

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points…

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