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How 2 million puzzles a month are made in the middle of a pandemic

During the pandemic, many people stuck at home picked up puzzling, causing an estimated 300% spike in demand for companies like Buffalo Games, the largest puzzle manufacturer in North America. But just as demand was taking off in March, the manufacturing facility in Buffalo, New York, was shut down because […]
How 2 million puzzles a month are made in the middle of a pandemic
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Oil climbs as slowing COVID-19 cases spur hopes of a demand recovery

Oil prices rose on Tuesday as slowing new coronavirus cases sparked hopes of a demand recovery. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 2.4% to $US42.94 per barrel, while international benchmark Brent crude gained nearly 2% to $US45.78 per barrel at intraday highs Tuesday. On Monday, oil also got a boost after […]
Oil climbs as slowing COVID-19 cases spur hopes of a demand recovery
Markets

US economic activity improved slightly through early July but remained well below pre-crisis levels, according to Fed’s Beige Book

The US economy improved slightly from the end of May through early July as states reopened their economies from sweeping coronavirus-induced lockdowns, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Still, the Fed noted that activity remains far below its pre-crisis levels. In addition, “outlooks remained highly uncertain,” […]
US economic activity improved slightly through early July but remained well below pre-crisis levels, according to Fed’s Beige Book