Small Businesses Struggle to Plan for What Comes Next

Phil Tulkoff’s family has owned a Baltimore condiment company for more than 90 years, and he’s uneasy. Not because business at Tulkoff Food Products is bad — he lived through that this spring — but because it is suddenly good. “I don’t know what to expect,” said Mr. Tulkoff, the company’s president, who employs about…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Dire Numbers Prompt Mask Orders in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePhuong-Danh Tran, a research associate at the RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, conducting research on a vaccine for the coronavirus.Credit…Bing Guan/Reuters Russian hackers have been using spear-phishing and malware to target U.S., British and Canadian groups. Russian hackers are attempting to steal coronavirus vaccine research, the…

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Unfamiliar Territory for Indian Bridal Industry

When the Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee debuted his fine jewelry at Bergdorf Goodman in January, he had big plans for promoting his collection. But the coronavirus outbreak forced him and the luxury department-store chain to make some big adjustments. Social-distancing rules in New York, for example, meant browsing at the Fifth Avenue store had…

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Big Business in Bangladesh: Selling Fake Coronavirus Certificates

NEW DELHI — The Bangladeshi authorities have arrested the owner of a hospital who they said had sold migrant workers thousands of certificates showing a negative result on coronavirus tests, when in fact many tests were never performed. The authorities said they caught the hospital owner on Wednesday trying to sneak across the border into…

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Vacation in the Summer of Covid-19

Everyone the world over knows that travel has drastically changed. For many, the simple idea of travel is fraught, regardless of the current restrictions and border closures. But others still feel the need to get away, drawn to the appeal and respite of new — or familiar — sights and sounds and experiences. A few…

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Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions

The Italians have a wonderful expression for how our lives get upended when we least expect it: “lupus in fabula.” It means “the wolf in the fairy tale.” Just when life is going swimmingly, along comes a demon, a dragon, a diagnosis, a downsizing. Just when our fairy tale seems poised to come true, a…

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Saying Goodbye to Totokaelo

Jill Wenger, the founder of the boutique Totokaelo, described her former customers like this: “Mature. Women that were not interested in doing what everyone else was doing and looking like everyone else. They definitely had a distinct point of view. A lot of them were old punk rock.” These were the shoppers in the early…

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FaZe Clan President Leaves to Start XSET

FaZe Clan, an esports lifestyle conglomerate, helped turn gamers into a new class of social media influencers. Now, several top executives behind FaZe Clan are leaving to start a competing organization called XSET. Since its founding in 2010, FaZe Clan has grown from a team of Call of Duty players to a multipronged media company,…

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Must We Make Your Stepfather’s Coronavirus Sickness a Political Issue?

My 24-year-old son and I bicker constantly over politics. He thinks I’m hypnotized by Fox News. I’m not, but I’m not impressed by his knee-jerk liberal positions either. I never doubted our love for each other. But when Covid-19 came, he began accusing his stepfather and me of not taking the virus seriously. (We’ve always…

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When you’re 84…What should life look like as we age?

Have you thought about what you’d like your life to look like when you’re 84? When a leading health system leader put that question to Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD, Director, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lipsitz published an essay in…

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