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Here’s what small businesses need to know about getting money from the coronavirus stimulus package

Congress is sending $350 billion in small-business aid through banks. The idea, says the head of Philly's biggest bank, is to convince small business owners to avoid layoffs and keep investing until the lockdowns are over.

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Don’t stand so close! To stop the spread of the coronavirus, keep your social distance. | Jenice Armstrong

Council President Darrell Clarke is working on an aggressive social media strategy to try and reach those who won’t get the message about social distancing through traditional methods.
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Don’t stand so close! To stop the spread of the coronavirus, keep your social distance. | Jenice Armstrong

Council President Darrell Clarke is working on an aggressive social media strategy to try and reach those who won’t get the message about social distancing through traditional methods.

Opinion

Dems can’t have the one thing they desperately need: A presidential do-over. Now what? | Will Bunch

With polls showing Dems lukewarm on Biden and some swooning over Cuomo, what can Dems do to prevent four more disastrous years of Trump?
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Dems can’t have the one thing they desperately need: A presidential do-over. Now what? | Will Bunch

With polls showing Dems lukewarm on Biden and some swooning over Cuomo, what can Dems do to prevent four more disastrous years of Trump?

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During coronavirus, school districts must deliver online learning now. This isn’t optional | Maria Panaritis

Officials hemming and hawing over making classes rigorous or optional will benefit only one group: the wealthy.
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During coronavirus, school districts must deliver online learning now. This isn’t optional | Maria Panaritis

Officials hemming and hawing over making classes rigorous or optional will benefit only one group: the wealthy.
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Will coronavirus undermine democracies? Consider Israel, Hungary, and the U.S. | Trudy Rubin

Coronavirus states of emergency could help autocrat wannabes in democracies consolidate power, but the story varies from Washington to Jerusalem to Budapest.

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The factory that makes the Phillies’ uniforms reopened to make free masks and gowns to fight coronavirus

A factory that makes uniforms for the Phillies, Yankees, and their rivals switched production to make 10,000 protective medical masks and gowns a day, which it plans to donate to hospitals.

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Will coronavirus kill off the news business just when America realized we actually need it? | Will Bunch

Coronavirus spikes traffic to news websites, but with no ad revenue layoffs are already starting. Time for the once-unthinkable, a government bailout?

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We can’t let the rich skate unscathed as coronavirus destroys our merchants | Maria Panaritis

Jason and Corrin DeMent say their shuttered South Jersey gym could leave them and their kids homeless. The only heroes so far have been their members.

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‘I need people to see this is real’: N.J. hair salon owner cautions public after testing positive for coronavirus | Jenice Armstrong

“I need people to see that this is real and that it’s touching us,” Nicole Walden-Hooks, 49, of Blackwood told me on Tuesday. “Many of us have had it and don’t know that that’s what we had.”

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Once, every Philly neighborhood had a hospital. Just one independent survives.

The story of Kensington Hospital is, in many ways, the story of the Kensington neighborhood, its ups and downs and ups.

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Cloud vs. coronavirus: How Dell Computer’s Boomi, from Philly burbs, keeps Europeans working from home for Comcast’s Sky

Chris McNabb, CEO of 1,300-worker, Berwyn-based Dell Boomi, for 10 years has hooked employers up with cloud and remote communications data services so people can work from home or the field. He says clients who bought cloud services early have been able to transition more smoothly.

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To restart the economy, Trump should pay attention to the South Korea model | Trudy Rubin

As South Korea has shown, the key to flattening the coronavirus curve and restarting the economy is for the government to help hospitals get the equipment they need and to massively test.

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Will a coronavirus mirage of clean air, water inspire climate action — or make things worse? | Will Bunch

A coronavirus shutdown brings smog-free skies, cleaner streams and traffic-free streets. But will it inspire us to fight climate change when it's over?

Opinion

Nothing stops real love. Not even a coronavirus pandemic. | Jenice Armstrong

As the rest of Philadelphia raced around stocking up on toilet paper, food, and liquor in preparation to self isolate, Shalena “Diva” Broaster and Odell Johnson faced each other and pledged to love each other through whatever comes.

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Grocery shipping amid coronavirus snarled by high-tech delivery networks and a Washington leadership void

After two weeks of warnings, why is there still no rubbing alcohol at our local ShopRite? Why is the Acme in the next neighborhood so low on chicken, and Giant’s paper-goods aisle so barren?

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In this plague, we must learn to play alone in our parks | Inga Saffron

After 9/11, we rallied together in parks and squares to hold vigils for the victims, hugging strangers as a way of expressing solidarity. This time, there are no warm embraces. We can only demonstrate our social connectedness by coming together in the same place, six feet apart.

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