US retail store closures to drag into April, likely longer

US retail store closures to drag into April, likely longer

March 27.  This Friday was the day that many retailers set roughly two weeks ago as the marker for how long they planned to temporarily keep their shops closed. But as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, nothing is opening back up again. Not even close.  For some, this might not come as a […]
US coronavirus cases top 100,000, doubling in three days

US coronavirus cases top 100,000, doubling in three days

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. surpassed 100,000 Friday, doubling in just three days as the pandemic accelerates and the U.S. rolls out broader testing measures. Data from Johns Hopkins University showed the total number of coronavirus cases as 101,707 and the...
Kroger, Walmart have hired thousands of new employees

Kroger, Walmart have hired thousands of new employees

An employee stocks salad mixes in the produce department of a Kroger supermarket in Peoria, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Thousands of new Kroger and Walmart employees are already restocking shelves, checking out customers and getting to work at...
Nike gets more exercise app users, and it’s driving online sales

Nike gets more exercise app users, and it’s driving online sales

Nike’s stores might be temporarily shut due to COVID-19, but the sportswear giant is getting more people to sweat during stressful times. With many gyms like Equinox shut down, people are turning to its apps and that is helping boost its e-commerce business. ...