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A pledge from American Airlines: Your flight out of Philly may be full, but it will be clean

On Tuesday American Airline officials led a tour for reporters highlighting new safety protocols at check-in kiosks, the Admirals Club, boarding gates, and the planes themselves even as the pandemic spreads across the country. Will those procedures be enough to convince travelers to return?

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack bets on reopening to the public amid the pandemic

Gamblers gathered early at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester as casinos begin to reopen.

Ballard Spahr’s WhatsNext virtual conference aims to change the way entrepreneurs network online

This virtual conference is designed to feel like a music festival. The interactive webinars for emerging growth companies and investors will be interspersed with short performances from bands like Low Cut Connie, and dough-making lessons from Federal Donuts.

These Philly firms’ virtual internships are creative but the summer of 2020 will always have ‘an asterisk’

The pandemic became a death knell for summer internships. But some companies have adapted by creating virtual programs that keep interns connected with scripted meetings, regular lunches and more.

A Wharton analysis predicts Trump’s infrastructure plan could create 1 million new jobs

Expanded broadband might be the most significant of the infrastructure projects, one expert said.

One tweet from Philly Startup Leaders prompted over $550K in donations for underrepresented founders

The Executive Director of Philly Startup Leads posted a Tweet asking for help to set up a local fund for underrepresented entrepreneurs. The answer was a resounding yes.