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The majority of states are moving forward with phased-in approaches that vary by county and city as the U.S. reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As Australia announces plans to revive tourism, we look at 10 top travel destinations and their timetables for reopening. The challenge: balancing safety with the need to reboot.
What’s at stake for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.
The White House and Congress have reached a deal on a new funding package that will replenish a lending program meant to aid small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus outbreak, two administration officials confirmed Tuesday.
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"The most feared investor in America" has Twitter’s CEO in his sights
A Biden presidency could have major ramifications on U.S. tech policy.
Mr. Dinkins, who served in the early 1990s, was seen as a compromise selection for voters weary of racial unrest, crime and fiscal turmoil. The racial harmony he sought remained elusive during his years in office.
Supporting higher education institutions will yield a lasting and more significant economic return than a one-time cancellation of student loan debt.
All kinds of Americans have turned their back on the destructive war on drugs.
The Republican National Convention concluded Thursday under the theme "Land of Greatness" with President Trump formally accepting the GOP nomination from the White House.
"I’m fucked up."
The government filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google and is considering one against Facebook, too.
Taking steps to bring in extra income or displace the shock of being laid off or furloughed is not unusual in the US.
Facebook groups led to the rise of QAnon. We can only imagine what could happen with encryption.
This America: Democracy takes precedent over partisan politics.
Congress unveiled a $2.3 trillion spending package Monday just hours before its expected passage in both chambers, funding the government though the end of the fiscal year and providing relief to a coronavirus-batte
Since 2016, the Falun Gong-backed newspaper has used aggressive Facebook tactics and right-wing misinformation to create an anti-China, pro-Trump media empire.
Employees past and present are challenging management, saying the company’s ethical image was an illusion.
Despite pledges for debt relief and expanded programs, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have delivered meager aid, say economists.
A presidential order would almost certainly face a legal challenge. But if elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have other levers at his disposal to make mask wearing a cultural norm.
Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.
Some new celebrity brands make sense, some don’t. What’s driving the trend?
As a standoff over federal aid persists, state and local governments are making deep budget cuts. “Everything’s going to slow down,” one official said.
A sharp spike in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is threatening the economic recovery and increasing the odds of a double-dip recession.
As violence escalates and the Chinese government exerts greater control over the financial hub, residents wrestle with their options.
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Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.
Activity has jumped as pandemic limits have eased, in a positive sign for global growth, but damage may be deeper than the initial numbers showed.
China’s approach to keep Covid-19 at bay has helped restore confidence and allowed businesses to reopen. But it is a strategy steeped in authoritarianism.
Federal debt, as a share of the economy, hit 98 percent in the 2020 fiscal year. Many economists are pushing lawmakers to add even more to it.
The pandemic has worsened longstanding conditions that have widened inequality, hindering Xi Jinping’s vow to “leave no one behind.”
After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
No matter who wins the presidency, a lot of people are going to be disappointed. Maybe even scared. But it’s no time to act rashly.
There’s a big question mark hanging over the future of TikTok right now, in the form of what exactly will happen to its U.S. business come September 20, when President Trump said he plans to shut down the Chinese-owned app over security concerns. But in the meantime, it seems to be business a…
Google Duplex has been placing calls to businesses for a year, but restaurants still aren’t sure what to make of it.
Government data on Thursday will show a record-setting rebound in economic output. But the numbers are misleading.
The world’s most productive mine has closed, so your next piece of inexpensive jewelry probably will feature a lab-grown gem.
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Online education has been one of the hotspots in the tech world this year, as people turn to e-learning tools to fill in the gaps variously arising from closed schools, closed offices, social distancing and more time on our hands at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And that is giving a big bu…
Business groups are rallying to push Congress to extend alcohol excise tax relief provisions that expire at the end of an already challenging year for the industry.
The designer Osman Yousefzada reflects on change in the industry, straddling cultures and why he looked beyond fashion to find his voice.
At the urging of New York’s attorney general, business leaders in New York pushed for the Trump administration to begin a transfer of power.
Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.
In a much-anticipated move, California-based gaming firm Roblox filed to go public last week. One aspect driving the future growth of the children- and community-focused gaming platform is its China entry, which it fleshes out in detail for the first time in its IPO prospectus. Like all gaming comp…
The Walt Disney Co. has announced a reorganization of its media and entertainment business to focus on direct-to-consumer content, especially streaming.
Click through to follow up with some of the memorable pitches made on "Shark Tank," and find out what they’re up to since appearing on the show.
Economists are warning that a COVID-19 relief bill without aid for state and local governments would mean passing up an opportunity to include a proven stimulus provision.
Within a matter of months, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply across the EU and business processing citizens' data will need to be sure they're compliant. We explain the major changes incoming and take a look at some possible impacts...
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To protect the health of our nation’s people and environment, the new administration must enforce our existing laws and providing adequate resources for environmental protection.
What do you call the grey area between a Series A and a Series B? In 2020, when the money is taken on opportunistically, you call it a Series A-1 extension, according to Teampay. Even if the new capital was raised at a new, higher valuation. At least that’s what Teampay CEO Andrew Hoag has [&…
Instagram has found a new place to display ads: at the end of your feed. The Facebook -owned app in 2018 introduced a feature that will alert users when they’ve scrolled through all the new content in their Instagram feed, with a notice reading “You’re All Caught Up” that ap…
President Trump has blamed Democratic officials’ rules for impeding the recovery. But even where restrictions are few, business is far from normal.
Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social media and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.
The gaming console, coming out in its latest version on Thursday, has become the Japanese giant’s centerpiece product.
The UK is moving ahead with a plan to regulate big tech, responding to competition concerns over a ‘winner takes all’ dynamic in digital markets. It will set up a new Digital Market Unit (DMU) to oversee a “pro-competition” regime for Internet platforms — including tho…
The Netherlands’ ecosystem has been flourishing; more than $85 million was invested in regional startups in 2019 alone. The nation’s proximity to the U.K., Belgium, France and Germany makes Amsterdam a natural gateway to those markets. Long ago the savvy Dutch realized this, and built up Schi…
A new proposal from the Trump administration that defines habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would limit the areas species will have to recover, critics say.
Boris Johnson’s top adviser is expected to jump before he is pushed, writes Adam Forrest
The streaming services are in charge, and bringing a ruthless new culture with them.
People are engaging more on Facebook with content from outlets that publish falsehoods and distortions, even though the social network has tried limiting misinformation, new research found.
YouTube and Instagram influencers make hundreds or millions of dollars touting everything from Fyre Festival to fashion week to makeup. Here's how.
ABC News reporters share how the world see the U.S. elections -- from Mexico to Moscow, Havana to Hong Kong.
Irish regulators have started an inquiry into Facebook’s movement of data on European users to the United States.
Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm he co-founded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups, his remains a…
The preliminary results of an investigation by Facebook shed new light on the scope of activity and content from the QAnon community on the platform.
Operators have spent billions positioning themselves for a future with few or no department stores by reconfiguring their properties for other options, including housing, health care and logistics.
Even though the country's most populous state has a reputation for left-of-center politics, activists complain that California isn't progressive — it's just Democratic.
"With Biden, there’s just a better chance of things calming down," one Biden voter said about his decision to stop supporting Trump.
As fast-food brands broadly embrace plant-based foods, customers gain more options for healthy eating.
Our economy is far from being "great." It's not even close to where it was before the pandemic.
73 U.S.-based hate groups have had access to at least 54 online funding mechanisms, research shows.
Small businesses, hit especially hard during the COVID-19 crisis, can use social media and digital ads to help promote their wares and services.
Biden's team signaled to allies in the business community that he had whittled his list of options for treasury secretary to at least three names.
At an impromptu press briefing, President Donald Trump said the benchmark was a "sacred number."
The deal would rival Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp in 2014.
Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis has seen a lot in football and he chats to ESPN about how Italy can rival the English Premier League.
U.S. stocks have soared over the past election week -- with many pinning the gains on the new prospects of a divided government.
"This is a game changer," Pfizer said Monday, announcing that its vaccine candidate is 90 percent effective in protecting people against Covid-19.
Get live updates about Covid vaccines and CDC quarantine guidelines. The U.S. death toll continues to rise as some states report record Covid case numbers.
Employees have been stabbed, fatally shot, held at gunpoint, punched and pistol-whipped on the job.
Steve Bannon, who played a lead role in the closing months of Trump’s 2016 campaign and then in the early stages of his presidency, told NBC News that the former vice president appeared to be “stealing notes from [the] 2016 playbook.”
Chris Hayes speaks with Abby Livingston, the Washington bureau chief for The Texas Tribune, about the Republican domination of the Lone Star State.
How Prime Day became the most successful shopping event in Amazon’s history and shook the core of the retail industry — and what to know about the 2020 sales event.
Economists say job creation needs to be a top priority for whoever is in the White House come January — and business owners say they are desperate for clarity.
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued decree as part of "efforts to expand diplomatic and commercial cooperation," the WAM news agency reported.
Amazon has been a clear winner over the course of the pandemic: Its stock has skyrocketed by about 87 percent since the beginning of the year.
Remote workers are turning to renting hotel rooms to escape the stress of the home office during the pandemic. Hotels, needing revenue, are rolling out perks.
The coronavirus could herald a sea change in how Americans spend, save and invest their money — changes that could reverberate for decades.
The pandemic came for our vacations, our sports and our restaurants. And now, Covid-19 has also claimed retail bellwether Black Friday.
"You can't be your mom's supermarket anymore," one expert said.
“Ultimately, the markets want clarity, and the main threat this week is the emergence of a contested election,” one analyst said.
"When you have a family to feed, kids to pay school fees for, rents to pay, a loan to pay and your work is too much and exploitative, what happens?" a driver said.
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