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What It’s Like Running Grocery Stores During Coronavirus

After taking the reins of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. last year, Jack Sinclair set out a clear vision for how to revive a grocery chain that had seen growth stall. The chief executive officer, who previously ran Walmart’s U.S. grocery …

Uber Has Spent $19 Million on Coronavirus Financial Assistance for Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday for the first time detailed how much it has spent to support its ride-hail drivers and food delivery workers during the coronavirus crisis, which has battered the company and forced it to lay off thousands …

Back To Work, Owners Make Changes So Workers Feel Safe

NEW YORK — Before the coronavirus outbreak, furniture deliveries at Sunnyland Outdoor Living meant two employees sitting side-by-side in a truck. Now, one will be driving the truck while the second follows in a car. And when Sunnyland’s workers reach …

No Hugs Or Handshakes: Pandemic Complicates Storm Relief

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For people who lost homes to the deadly tornadoes that rampaged across the South, there are no comforting hugs from volunteers or handshakes from politicians. For homeless families, there are no Red Cross shelters, only hotel rooms. …

Transit Workers Risking Lives With Little Protective Gear

NEW YORK — While many Americans are cloistered inside their homes, transit workers are out there making sure that other essential workers can get to their jobs. But they often lack the masks or gloves they need to protect themselves …

Walmart Starts Temperature Checks For Staff in Safety Ramp-Up Against Coronavirus

Walmart Inc said on Tuesday it would start taking the temperature of employees and provide them with masks as it addresses growing safety concerns among retail workers laboring through the coronavirus crisis. The retailer, which is the largest employer in …

Walmart Amps Up Its Virus Response for Workers

Walmart Inc. will provide masks and gloves for its workers and take their temperature before shifts, the latest moves by the nation’s biggest private employer to ensure the safety of its employees as unrest mounts among front-line food retail workers. …

Science Says: How Risky is That Virus? Your Mind May Mislead

NEW YORK — Anna Alexander, a property manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, started the day Monday thinking that she might avoid shaking hands because of the coronavirus outbreak. Then somebody stuck out a hand to shake. She took it. “I’m …