Tagged: Coronavirus

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodEditor's Note

The number of COVID deaths in our country has already topped 200,000 (roughly the population of Little Rock). But there are millions upon millions of other casualties: More than 61 million unemployment claims had been filed between March and mid-September. read more >

UA Scientist Sets Her Goal: Diner Safety

UA Scientist Sets Her Goal: Diner Safety

Health CareRestaurants & Food

Kristen Gibson, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, is leading a research effort to find ways to protect dine-in restaurant customers from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. read more >

US Jobless Claims at 870K As Fraud, Backlogs Cloud Data

US Jobless Claims at 870K As Fraud, Backlogs Cloud Data

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted. read more >

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

Pandemic Pushes Lumber Prices Up

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted lumber demand throughout the United States, a surge that has pushed prices to record heights, raising the average price of a new single-family home by more than $16,000. read more >

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

Restaurants & Food

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. read more >