Hundreds of thousands of insured businesses will be paid for lost earnings after the coronavirus lockdowns forced them to close, ending a long-running battle with insurance companies.
Capitals across the country are bracing for any spillover from last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol. State legislatures already have become targets for protesters in recent days.
Tough sacrifices may still be required, but many see a post-pandemic resurgence in the year ahead.
U.S. employment fell by 140,000 in December as virus cases surged. Leisure and hospitality businesses were hit hard, but some industries showed growth.
After asking people to stay home, some Canadian parliamentarians are being forced to step down after quietly traveling out of the country on tropical vacations and family visits.
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Israel imposes a tighter lockdown as coronavirus infections soar, the British variant spreads, vaccines are running out and a debate erupts over its responsibility to the Palestinians.
The state has the highest rate of new virus cases in the U.S. amid a grim winter surge that has sent hospitalizations and deaths soaring nationally.
Carmakers say new models should also help lift the industry in 2021, after a 15 percent decline in its slowest year since it recovered from the Great Recession.
Scotland has declared a national lockdown and, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the nation Monday night, England may soon follow.
So far, most vaccinations have been given on weekdays, and the sense of urgency that New Yorkers expected has not yet emerged.
Officials are finding it hard to keep jails and prisons open as the virus ravages both prisoners and staff members. But transferring inmates can spur new outbreaks.
From “American Dirt” to “Apropos of Nothing” to “A Promised Land,” here is what happened in the literary and publishing world’s unforgettable 2020.
A more contagious variant of the coronavirus may alter the course of the pandemic in the United States, researchers said.
El coronavirus impactó a Gallup, un pequeño pueblo de Nuevo México ubicado cerca de las reservas de los pueblos nativos estadounidenses, que ahora es uno de los lugares más afectados del país.
Brave Spirits Theater expected to mount an ambitious cycle of eight history plays. Instead it became yet another victim of the pandemic.
Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors.
His customers cherished his small business — and him — more than he ever knew.
Researchers warn that the British variant is so contagious that new control measures, including closing down schools and universities, may be necessary.
Fans in the theater world, including Matthew Broderick and Debra Messing, will appear in a Christmas Day telethon to try to save the West Bank Cafe.
Across Italy and beyond, those who lost loved ones this year had looked forward to a holiday with the rest of their friends and relatives. But for many, it’s not to be.
Officials are racing to secure more I.C.U. beds after an explosion of infections caused a bottleneck of patients. If cases aren’t brought under control, the government may impose Level 3 restrictions for the first time in South Korea.
The coronavirus relief package that Congressional leaders agreed to this week includes grant money that many small proprietors described as a last hope for survival.
El gobierno federal contaba con datos que deberían haber activado un cierre inmediato de actividades a principios de diciembre. En cambio, mantuvo abierta Ciudad de México por otras dos semanas.
The federal government had data that should have prompted an immediate lockdown in early December. Instead, it kept the city open for another two weeks.
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“It’s going to be a challenging few months,” one economist says. A new pandemic relief bill from Congress could soften the blow.
When a shopping mall closes, where does all of its stuff go?
Coffeehouses, mainstays of Turkish neighborhoods for centuries, are suffering under pandemic restrictions — particularly a ban on games. Regulars fear losing “our jokes, our laughter.”
Sustaining the world’s biggest Drosophila collection during the pandemic has been a challenge, but the people in Indiana who supply the insects to labs around the world stay dedicated to the task.
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said the increasing amount of hospitalizations from the coronavirus could lead to another shutdown of nonessential businesses.
The New York City Sheriff’s Office, a law enforcement team unknown to most New Yorkers, has been thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic.
Restaurants already struggling during the pandemic are experiencing another setback. Many increasingly wonder how they will survive.
Stores and schools will be closed, and public and private meetings will be restricted over the holidays, in an effort to bring down coronavirus infections and deaths.
The sickout in Chandler, Ariz., reflects growing discord over whether classrooms should remain open as virus cases spike.
Congress is still divided over a stimulus deal, but on Friday senators voted to stave off a shutdown with a one-week stopgap bill.
The decision, intended to slow a second wave of coronavirus cases, is a blow to the struggling restaurant industry.
The pandemic has created a crisis in New York City’s commercial real estate industry. Some leaders think it’s time to reimagine the city’s business districts.
Across the country, city and town squares stand empty of the usual huts, sounds, scents and lights, as the coronavirus has forced the country to skip its beloved annual Christmas markets.
Health officials warned that the number of daily cases in the country could rise to record highs in coming days, and that the latest wave of infections was the most elusive.
An injunction could stop or delay the city’s reopening plans.
A sous-chef’s search for job security shows how cooks, managers and servers at fine dining establishments have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Frustrated over an order to temporarily ban outdoor dining across Los Angeles County, many elected officials have fought back — with votes to form their own health departments.
The governor’s new criteria to roll back reopening include limits on restaurants in regions where hospitalization rates are rising.
Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?
Some colleges are using lessons from the fall to bring back more students in spring
Monday: Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley and the Bay Area are now under stay-at-home orders. Also: Los Angeles’s outdoor dining ban.