economy

Lizzy Buczak
May 23, 2020 - 11:22 am
Hertz is the latest victim of the economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, according to court records. Read more now.
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Protesters at Open Up Delco Freedom rally at the Delaware County courthouse
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Justin Udo
May 21, 2020 - 4:31 pm
A group of small business owners in Delaware County staged a protest earlier Thursday calling on government officials to let them reopen their doors for business. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 20, 2020 - 10:08 am
Some prominent Philadelphia restaurants decided this week to shut down for good, casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. An industry expert has a sobering prognosis for the the city’s nationally acclaimed food scene. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Tony Romeo
May 19, 2020 - 7:40 pm
As Gov. Tom Wolf continues to resist efforts to reopen the state’s economy faster, he’s getting some pushback from members of his own party. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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KYW Staff
May 18, 2020 - 2:13 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed an executive order to allow more recreational activities and related business operations to resume, and he outlined the state’s continued movement through various stages to a new post-pandemimc normal. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
May 15, 2020 - 4:00 am
As the struggle between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature continues over restarting Pennsylvania’s economy, lawmakers have now sent three more bills on reopening businesses to Wolf’s desk. Read more here.
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People stand in freshly painted circles, six-feet-apart, as they wait in a two-hour line.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 13, 2020 - 8:40 pm
New U.S. Labor Department numbers came out Thursday morning, showing that about 3 million more workers laid off in the coronavirus pandemic applied for unemployment benefits last week. What does the economy look like long-term, and when will it get better? Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
May 12, 2020 - 1:21 pm
A coalition of barbers, hair stylists and nail techs from the Philadelphia region is working to find a way to survive restrictions on residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve been told they cannot reopen for clients, and most of them say they have received no support. Read...
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A Pennsylvania Lottery sign
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David Madden
May 12, 2020 - 11:04 am
Revenue has dropped by more than 20% for both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey lotteries due to the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.
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Fauci Senate testimony
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Tim Jimenez
May 12, 2020 - 8:25 am
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House's coronavirus task force, as well as three other top U.S. health officials, are testifying before a U.S. Senate health committee to discuss the coronavirus response and ways to get people back to work safely. Read the latest here.
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