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Amtrak ridership down during coronavirus
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John McDevitt
April 23, 2020 - 5:31 pm
Amtrak started the year on track to break even. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit. With ridership down 95%, the transit agency estimates $700 million in losses. Read more here.
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A "Reopen Pennsylvania" rally in front of Harrisburg's Capitol building drew 2,000 people to hear speakers and show solidarity.
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Shara Dae Howard
April 23, 2020 - 2:39 pm
When hundreds of demonstrators — most of them not wearing masks — took to the steps of the Pennsylvania state Capitol on Monday, protesting the governor's continuation of stay-at-home orders, Dr. Monique Gary knew Philadelphia would feel the impact.
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Man vs refrigerator
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Hadas Kuznits
April 23, 2020 - 1:31 pm
With restaurants closed to seated diners, many people are being forced to switch to take-out or cooking at home. A Pennsylvania food service expert says it's not such an easy thing for people who are used to relying on others for the food they eat. Read more here.
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State Street in Doylestown
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Lynne Adkins
April 23, 2020 - 11:52 am
Small business owners in Doylestown are fighting to stay alive while their doors remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic, so they’ve turned to the virtual marketplace. Read more here.
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A masked worker at this state WIN job center in Pearl, Miss., holds an unemployment benefit application form as she waits for a client, Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
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AP News
April 23, 2020 - 8:43 am
More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaking to reporters.
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KYW Staff
April 22, 2020 - 9:08 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf said counties in the state's north-central and northwestern regions could reopen first, as he unveiled on Wednesday a color-coded plan to get businesses up and running again. Read more here.
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“Porch-trait” of Jaime Dutkin’s family.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 22, 2020 - 4:48 pm
Some portrait photographers are getting creative keeping up their businesses in this time of social distancing. Read more here.
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Lizzy Buczak
April 22, 2020 - 3:50 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a Netflix boom. The streaming giant added a net 15.77 million paid customers in the first quarter of 2020. Read more to find out how they exceeded projections.
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Bike delivery
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Kim Glovas
April 22, 2020 - 3:42 pm
Bike couriers who make their living delivering food have had to change their strategy in the pandemic. Read more here.
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Industrial-size pallets of eggs
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Jim Melwert
April 22, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Some Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are calling on the governor’s office to help address issues in the food-supply chain. Read more here.
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