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The rise and fall of J.Crew

J. Crew was arguably the most popular clothing brand in the US in the 2000s. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2020 in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But sales were declining before the pandemic ever hit, proving the pandemic acted only as a catalyst. This is the […]
The rise and fall of J.Crew
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Why we shouldn’t all move to Montana after the pandemic

Since the coronavirus upended society in just a matter of months, I’ve been thinking about Bozeman, Montana. My memory winds back to the morning of March 5, 2009, when a natural-gas explosion killed one local woman and shattered buildings on the eastern side of the city’s Main Street Historic District. […]
Why we shouldn’t all move to Montana after the pandemic
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People are making coronavirus and quarantine themed Spotify playlists

The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced thousands into mandatory or elective quarantine. Online, many are seeking ways to cope with growing anxiety, boredom, and isolation. Numerous virus-inspired Spotify playlists have appeared on the platform in recent weeks. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. As thousands adjust to life in quarantine, […]
People are making coronavirus and quarantine themed Spotify playlists
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The coronavirus sends jitters through the advertising industry

Live sports has been carrying the TV industry, and the coronavirus fallout could serve as a reminder of just how vulnerable the some-$US70-billion industry really is. The spectre of the summer Olympics being cancelled or postponed has already put a damper on ad spending, as companies from The New York […]
The coronavirus sends jitters through the advertising industry
Strategy

Groupon’s CEO and COO just stepped down, joining a slew of executive departures in 2020, including Bill Gates, who is leaving the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway

On March 25, 2020, both the CEO and COO of Groupon Inc. stepped down effective immediately. On March 20, 2020, the CEO of tobacco company Altria, Howard Willard, revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, and will be taking a medical leave of absence until further notice. On […]
Groupon’s CEO and COO just stepped down, joining a slew of executive departures in 2020, including Bill Gates, who is leaving the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway
Tech

The Coronavirus is having an enormous impact on the US economy, according to an unusual source of data, but it’s also been a boon to at least four startups

The coronavirus remains a concern at a big Israeli tech conference, put on the by crowdsourced VC OurCrowd. People are joking about not shaking hands. And hundreds of Chinese delegates had to cancel their physical attendance, thanks to travel bans. They have tried to attend via videoconferencing The impact of […]
The Coronavirus is having an enormous impact on the US economy, according to an unusual source of data, but it’s also been a boon to at least four startups
Lifestyle

Hilton has temporarily closed 150 hotels in China due to the coronavirus outbreak. That’s more than 60% of the hotels the brand has in the country.

Hilton announced yesterday that it has temporarily closed 150 hotels in China as a result of the novel coronavirus. Hilton now joins a growing list of hotels and short-term rental companies, including Airbnb, that are easing cancellation policies for bookings in China as a result of the outbreak. Airlines and […]
Hilton has temporarily closed 150 hotels in China due to the coronavirus outbreak. That’s more than 60% of the hotels the brand has in the country.