Pet Valu closing all U.S. stores; gift cards good until Dec. 13

The owners blamed the pandemic for shuttering all U.S. stores.

751,000 seek U.S. jobless benefits as COVID-19 hobbles economy

A surge in viral cases and Congress’ failure so far to provide more aid for struggling individuals and businesses are threatening to deepen Americans' economic pain.

751,000 seek U.S. jobless benefits as COVID-19 hobbles economy

A surge in viral cases and Congress’ failure so far to provide more aid for struggling individuals and businesses are threatening to deepen Americans' economic pain.

Is the country ready for a single-passenger electric vehicle?

Will a single seater sell in America?

Is the country ready for a single-passenger electric vehicle?

Will a single seater sell in America?

Philly merchants from Wawa to Pa. liquor stores board up and close early, with worries about post-election unrest

About 15 Wawas in the city have been shuttered for the week along with scores of retailers.

Philly merchants from Wawa to Pa. liquor stores board up and close early, with worries about post-election unrest

About 15 Wawas in the city have been shuttered for the week along with scores of retailers.
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Par receiver files to seize Philly properties, release some Vagnozzi funds; defense blames losses on government

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Philly region’s small-biz owners plead for $225 million in Pa. state grant money

Small businesses are under assault and are oversubscribing a big state program that provides some help.

When New York’s Strand Bookstores asked for help, 25,000 online orders flooded in

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India’s engineers have thrived in Silicon Valley. So has its caste system.

Thirty female Indian engineers who are members of the Dalit caste and work for Google, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco and other tech companies say they have faced caste bias inside the U.S. tech sector.

The U.S. economy rebounded to grow at a record 33% rate last quarter, but data show the recovery is far from complete

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U.S. unemployment claims fell to 751,000 last week, but the coronavirus resurgence could lead to more job losses

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Holiday spending expected to decrease during the pandemic, survey shows

The average household is projected to spend $1,387 in 2020, a 7% decrease over last year.

Cannabis, no longer so divisive, draws more conservative support

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Europe and the U.S. are facing a new round of shutdowns amid the coronavirus resurgence

“We must act, and now, to avoid an acute national health emergency,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as she announced a four-week partial lockdown starting Monday.

The push for pre-election stimulus checks failed, and lawmakers headed for the exits

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