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Coronavirus exposes vulnerability of NYC museums and museum workers

(NEW YORK) -- It seems no industry has been immune to the interruptions caused by coronavirus and in the city that never sleeps, some of the biggest cultural institutions have had to dream up new ways to engage beyond the walls of a museum.The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), The…... Read More

Photographer offers free virtual photo shoots amid COVID-19 crisis

(NEW YORK) -- To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, businesses not deemed essential have been ordered to close, leaving millions of Americans without work. One South Florida photographer, however, has an innovative way of keeping his photography business running while still practicing social distancing.Kareem Virgo is unable to meet…... Read More

As millions work from home, some online buyers see shortages, price jumps in at-home tech

(NEW YORK) -- With millions of Americans urged to work from home to further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, many are dependent on at-home tech devices more so now than ever.That's getting harder, and more expensive, with a sudden in crush in demand for screens, batteries, USB headsets,…... Read More

Experts warn about big dollar fraud in $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package

(NEW YORK) --The U.S. government’s historic $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid relief package recently approved by Congress is highly vulnerable to fraud and abuse, oversight experts and veteran watchdogs who investigated abuse of the government’s financial system bailout more than a decade ago told ABC News. The size of the unprecedented relief package…... Read More

Hobby Lobby closes its stores after defying coronavirus stay-at-home orders

(NEW YORK) -- Hobby Lobby finally closed all of its stores in the U.S. after the craft supplies company received backlash for staying open in at least one state amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nearly all of the store employees will be furloughed, as well as a large portion of corporate and…... Read More

Coronavirus economic updates: US cuts 701K jobs in March, unemployment rate jumps to 4.4%

(WASHINGTON) -- The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling. Here's the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy: Markets close out another volatile week The Dow Jones Industrial Average…... Read More

What to know about hazard pay if you're working during coronavirus crisis

(NEW YORK) -- As thousands of grocery staffers, delivery workers and other "essential" employees still head to work amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, recent searches for "hazard pay" have skyrocketed, according to Google data.The once narrowly used labor term that has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks is…... Read More

Here are three ways to save money amid coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- As many Americans increasingly find themselves out of work and filing for unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic, many have to find extra funds. ABC News Technology and Consumer correspondent Becky Worley shared her tips for finding a few extra dollars during these uncertain times.Subscription scrubGet your credit…... Read More

Millions of Americans could wait months for mailed stimulus checks, IRS tells Dems

(WASHINGTON) -- Millions of Americans could wait months for stimulus checks from the federal government, according to a House Democratic memo obtained by ABC News.With millions of Americans unemployed in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the extended timeline for the delivery of paper checks could spell trouble for some…... Read More

What to know about applying for unemployment insurance during coronavirus crisis

(NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused unemployment levels to skyrocket, delivering a massive blow to the U.S. economy as a whole and shuttering, at least temporarily, thousands of businesses across the country.A record-smashing 6.6 million people filed for unemployment in the week ending March 28 amid the…... Read More

Coronavirus economic updates: Record 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment

(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling.Here's the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on financial resources available during the pandemic, click here.Financial…... Read More