Baby Boomer-owned small businesses can help resuscitate urban economies

There are no easy answers to the unprecedented challenges faced by cities. But SMEs owned and commandeered by Baby Boomers, working closely with their local economic development organizations, can help resuscitate urban economies and help pave the way for the economic renewal of America’s cities. Whatever the case, Boomer-owned firms can benefit immeasurably from the […]

Chris Evert works to jump-start tennis at Grand Slam, grass-roots level in pandemic’s wake

“Tennis players are creatures of habit: They are used to going to the same restaurants, practicing with the same people and using the same locker room,” Evert said in a telephone interview, alluding to all the norms that have been altered by the U.S. Open’s strict protocols. “So, it’s going to take a special player […]

Florida bars to reopen even as state battles coronavirus

Bars in the state have been closed since July except for those that have licenses to operate as restaurants. Under the guidelines announced Friday, bars in parishes where the percentage of positive COVID-19 deaths is 5% or below for four weeks can open if parish leaders give the OK, Edwards said.

Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?

‘America is the Greatest Country in the world. We have the best scientists, doctors, nurses and health care professionals. They are amazing people who do phenomenal things every day,’ Trump wrote in another tweet. ‘Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against CoronaVirus to save lives […]

NFL wide receiver charged in $24 million coronavirus loan scam by federal prosecutors

Bellamy, a wide receiver who entered the NFL in 2012, played in seven games last season for the New York Jets, catching two passes for 20 yards but spending most of his time on special teams before a shoulder injury ended his season in November. The Jets released him from the reserve/PUP list on Tuesday […]

Did Ron DeSantis Just Order Another Round of Corona for Florida?

The decision on bars is among the latest instances of DeSantis pushing forward with a restriction light approach during the pandemic, especially when compared to other governors. The vocal Trump ally has refused to mandate masks in the state and proudly touted Florida’s May reopening effort. By late June however that push was falling apart […]

COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA […]

US layoffs remain elevated as job market’s gains weaken

Hiring will likely remain restrained as long as Americans are unable or reluctant to resume their normal habits of shopping, traveling, dining out and engaging in other commerce. The rate of reported infections has dropped over the past several weeks but remains well above where it was during the spring. Most analysts say the economy […]

$300 in US jobless aid running out even as more seek help

Before the pandemic, Walsh, 53, worked as a transportation manager for conventions and gatherings in Orlando and around the country. If a trade group brought 40,000 of its members to Orlando for an annual convention, Walsh would coordinate the buses needed to shuttle them from dozens of hotels to the convention center and theme parks. […]

Wayne Huizenga, who went from trash to billions, dies at 80

But retirement bored him and he soon began buying dozens of small businesses like hotels and pest control companies. In 1987, a business partner persuaded him to check out Blockbuster, a small chain of video stores. At the time, video stores were mostly locally owned mom-and-pop operations. Huizenga didn’t even own a VCR.