Colleges Are Charging Students Coronavirus Fees

Here’s what you need to know: Credit…Till Lauer This year, some college students are noticing a new item on their semester bills: coronavirus fees. Faced with extra expenses for screening and testing students for the virus, and for reconfiguring campus facilities for safety, some colleges and universities are asking students to pay a share of the cost. The level of …

Texas Boss Won’t Allow Masks In Office, Workers Say

BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member. No one in the meeting knew what to do when their boss told their coworker to take his mask off. There were about 15 people in the May 4 meeting in Houston, with about …

Think QAnon Is on the Fringe? So Was the Tea Party

Democrats dismissed it as a fringe group of conspiracy-minded zealots. Moderate Republicans fretted over its potential to hurt their party’s image, while more conservative lawmakers carefully sought to harness its grass-roots energy. Sympathetic media outlets covered its rallies, portraying it as an emerging strain of populist politics — a protest movement born of frustration with a corrupt, unaccountable elite. Then, …

New Weekly Unemployment Claims Dip Below 1 Million: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: People wait to file unemployment insurance claims in Tulsa, Okla. New claims continue to surpass levels never seen before this year.Credit…Joseph Rushmore for The New York Times The number of Americans filing for state unemployment benefits fell below one million last week for the first time since March. But layoffs remain exceptionally high by …

Sumner Redstone, Hollywood Brawler – The New York Times

Sumner M. Redstone belonged to the Age of the Media Mogul, a time before Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google, when street-smart executives like Rupert Murdoch, Barry Diller and John Malone brawled in a bid to dominate the world’s screen time. That era is all but done. The swashbucklers have essentially ceded the Hollywood stage to a group of coolheaded executives …

Tencent Reports Profit Surge, Says Trump Ban Won’t Affect It: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: From left, Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell in 2019.Credit…Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters A Federal Reserve regional bank president warned that the United State’s inability to control the spread of coronavirus is undermining its economic rebound and risks delaying the return of full employment, as nervous consumers …

California Lululemon Staff Complain Of COVID Measures

Smith Collection/Gado/Sipa USA via AP Images Each Lululemon shift begins with a “clearing” by employees — a chance for staff to speak about anything keeping them from being “present” at work. When the massively popular athleisure brand’s new Los Angeles location opened in June, employees said nearly everyone’s clearing involved airing concerns that they were not prepared for customers as …

Wall Street Nears Record Market Highs: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Wall Street was close to hitting a remarkable milestone on Tuesday, one that defies the human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, the worsening relations between the United States and China, and a stalemate in Washington that is stymieing efforts to support Americans. The S&P 500 rose only slightly in early trading, but …

C.E.O.s Pledge to Hire 100,000 Low-Income and Minority New Yorkers

A coalition of 27 major companies including Mastercard, Goldman Sachs and Verizon has pledged to hire 100,000 low-income and Black, Latino and Asian workers in New York City over the next 10 years, part of a broader push by corporate America to expand economic opportunities to marginalized communities. The companies are funding the creation of a nonprofit organization, the New …

Kodak Shares Plunge After Federal Loan Paused: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: A Saudi Aramco offshore oil platform in 2018. The giant oil company will continue paying a large dividend despite sharply lower profits.Credit…Mohamed Alebn Alshaikh/Saudi Aramco, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, said on Sunday that its quarterly earnings plunged more than 73 percent compared to a year …