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June 28, 2020 12:19 PM

Women have slowly made economic gains over the last half-century, and the gender wage gap is as narrow as it has ever been. But coronavirus could reverse those gains, and motherhood is a big reason.

June 09, 2020 09:00 AM

Like millions of others, Liz McLemore always got her health insurance coverage through her job. In April, she suddenly had to figure out how to find coverage in the middle of a pandemic.

June 04, 2020 09:01 AM

Trevon Ellis spent years building up his Minneapolis barbershop, luring customers with smart haircuts, snacks and friendly conversation. It took just one terrible night to destroy it all.

June 03, 2020 09:00 AM

Hardship programs appear to be helping many people pause payments and survive the economic shutdown so far. But not everybody is getting the help, and advocates see big potential trouble ahead.

May 20, 2020 09:08 AM

Hotels have been devastated by the pandemic. To survive, they are adapting with extra-deep cleaning and contactless interactions. And it may mean rooms with no notepads and pens — and no minibars.

May 15, 2020 11:01 PM

J.C. Penney began 2020 with hopes of yet another turnaround. Instead, the coronavirus shutdowns across the country have forced the department store and mall mainstay into bankruptcy.

May 13, 2020 09:20 PM

U.S. new car sales have been recovering for six straight weeks. They're still low compared with pre-coronavirus levels, but huge incentives have helped attract buyers despite an economic crisis.

May 13, 2020 09:01 AM

After weeks of public pressure, Puerto Rico's governor allowed some school cafeterias to provide meals for children during the pandemic. But many on the island say it's not enough.

May 12, 2020 09:46 PM

The latest inflation data offers a snapshot of Americans' new pandemic spending habits. Prices are down for most goods and services but up sharply for groceries.

May 04, 2020 02:35 PM

The clothing retailer's troubles predate the health crisis. Other stores, like J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus, are also struggling to survive extended closures.