Business

Economic impact of coronavirus
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:55 pm
Unemployment has skyrocketed in Pennsylvania, with nearly 800,000 people filing claims since mid-March. But the state’s unemployment system seems to be seizing up from the record number of people attempting to file claims. Read more here.
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 6:14 pm
Pickup and delivery services are saving the day at small breweries in the Delaware Valley. However, some are faring better than others. Read more here.
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CAMBRIDGE, WI - APRIL 25: Cows eat before being milked on Hinchley's Dairy Farm on April 25, 2017 near Cambridge, Wisconsin.
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Mark Abrams
April 02, 2020 - 4:45 pm
Dairy farmers in some parts of Southeastern Pennsylvania were forced to dump tens of thousands of gallons of milk this week because the dairies they feed were full. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy makes a major announcement during his daily coronavirus briefing on March 21, 2020, at Rutgers Law School in Newark.
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KYW Staff
April 02, 2020 - 1:12 pm
Officials say a record number of New Jersey residents applied for unemployment benefits last week, climbing 32% higher than the week before. Read more here.
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Nauti Spirits Distillery
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David Madden
April 02, 2020 - 12:20 pm
Small distilleries in New Jersey are not happy with Gov. Phil Murphy over the way they’re being restricted, while competing liquor stores and wineries are not nearly hit as hard. Read more here.
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SEPTA buses at Frankford terminal in Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
April 02, 2020 - 12:15 pm
SEPTA workers say they're at risk for contracting the coronavirus on the job, and their union says the transit agency isn't doing enough to keep them safe. Read more here.
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Reading Terminal Market
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Hadas Kuznits
April 02, 2020 - 11:36 am
Reading Terminal Market is still open during the coronavirus pandemic. But ever since the virus forced business closures and stay-at-home orders across the state, online orders have skyrocketed 80 times more than usual. Read more here.
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Unionized hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits at the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles.
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AP News
April 02, 2020 - 8:41 am
Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as businesses continue to lay off and furlough workers amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here.
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Customers descended upon the Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in Bensalem Sunday before its announced closing.
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KYW Staff
April 01, 2020 - 9:22 pm
Pennsylvania's system of state-owned liquor stores, closed because of the outbreak, is resuming limited online sales. Read more here.
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A bartender making drinks.
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Paul Kurtz
April 01, 2020 - 6:34 pm
With the bar industry sidelined during the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of unemployed and underemployed bartenders are turning to an industry support group for financial help. Read more here.
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