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JOSHUA RASHAAD MCFADDEN/THE NEW YORK TIMES / JUNE 30 Thomas Falls Jr. holds a protective suit at his cleaning business office in Birmingham, Ala. Falls used the federal loan program to help pay workers at his familyճ commercial cleaning company, Falls Facility Services.
‘Scarring’ of U.S. economy dims the future for hiring

The number of new state unemployment claims dipped last week, but job losses continue to batter the economy as rising coronavirus cases pushed some regions of the country to reverse course and reimpose shutdown orders on businesses. Read more

                                Cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World.
Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet” sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both visitors and employees will be getting temperature checks when they enter. Read more

Practices begin at Disney, as NBA teams begin restart routines

Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest. Read more

                                Hawaii outside hitter Colton Cowell hits past the Stanford triple block of outside hitter Jordan Ewert, middle blocker Stephen Moye and opposite Jaylen Jasper during a match on Feb. 3, 2019.
Men’s volleyball among 11 sports cut by Stanford amid pandemic

Stanford University, which has built the most successful broad-based athletic department in the country, said Wednesday that its model was financially unsustainable in part because of the coronavirus pandemic and that it would permanently drop 11 sports to help offset what it projected would be at least a $70 million deficit over the next three years. Read more

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