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Somerville’s Division St., a usually bustling pedestrian street, pictured from Main Street. In the front of the image is a sign for Somerville’s weekly cruise nights, which are “on hiatus due to Covid-19.” June 9, 2020. Will Feuer Somerville, New Jersey has enjoyed a rising tide in recent years. Main Street is usually bustling, drawing
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At Chris Purcell’s Firehouse Subs location in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, things aren’t quite business as usual. After suffering sales drops of as much as 60% during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, customers are starting to return. Now it’s all about making them comfortable and keeping employees and patrons alike safe in his store,
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People visit Clearwater Beach after Governor Ron DeSantis opened the beaches at 7am on May 04, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images The rise in coronavirus cases seen in about half a dozen states across the U.S. isn’t the feared “second wave” — it’s still the first, scientists and infectious disease specialists
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Starbucks said Friday that the chain would allow workers to wear attire and accessories highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement, reversing its prior stance after social media users called for boycotts of the company. Buzzfeed first reported on Wednesday that the coffee chain would not allow its employees to wear Black Lives Matter clothing or accessories,
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Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped two million as the virus begins to spread more rapidly in some states that aggressively reopened such as Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and others. While health officials expected cases to rise as states reopened, the focus now is on ensuring that surges don’t boil over into uncontrolled outbreaks. 
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Hundreds of thousands of employees are expected to return to work in New York City on Monday as the city moves into its first phase of reopening after nearly 3 months of restrictions and closures. Shops can partially reopen for curbside pickup, though most of the resumed economic activity will be in construction and manufacturing.
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As the global death of Covid-19 nears 400,000, U.S. health officials are keeping a close eye on caseloads and hospitalization rates as states continue to relax their lockdown measures and reopen different types of businesses. U.S. cases have been climbing since Memorial Day, but New York City this week reached an optimistic milestone: on Friday,
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Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors. Bill Pugliano | Getty Images General Motors expects its North American vehicle production to return to near pre-coronavirus levels by the end of June, Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said Wednesday. The Detroit automaker has worked aggressively to restart its operations, particularly those that produce pickup trucks, since restarting
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People dine in a restaurant on March 27, 2020 in Stockholm during the the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND Sweden’s chief epidemiologist, who controversially advocated a no-lockdown strategy to combat the coronavirus epidemic in the country, has admitted that more could have been done to tackle the outbreak. “Yes, I think we could have
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Walt Disney World Getty Images | Dan Anderson Walt Disney World received approval from the state of Florida to reopen its four Orlando-based theme parks starting July 11. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will open first, on July 11. Then, Epcot and Hollywood Studios will follow on July 15. Disney submitted its reopening plans on
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