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Delaware businesses deal with national coin shortage

Jul. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At Mr. Kleen, a laundromat near New Castle, more people are wandering in searching for coins than depositing them for a trip through the spin cycle. The washing machines, which take nickels and quarters, have been lighter than usual, while the cash-for-coin exchange machine is...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a customer wearing a mask carries his purchases as he leaves a Target store during the coronavirus pandemic in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Target has joined a growing list of major retailers that will require customers at all their stores to wear face coverings. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based discounter said Thursday, July 16,  that the policy will go into effect  Aug. 1.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

List of national retail chains requiring masks is growing

Jul. 16, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, CVS Health and Publix Super Markets on Thursday joined the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue. Target's mandatory face mask policy will go into effect Aug. 1, and all CVS stores will...

FILE - In this March 31, 2020 file photo, a woman pulls groceries from a cart to her vehicle outside of a Walmart store in Pearl, Miss. Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores. The company said the policy will go into effect on Monday, July 20, 2020 to allow time to inform stores and customers. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Walmart latest retailer to require customers to wear masks

Jul. 15, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements. The company said Wednesday that the policy...

FILE - A Target employee returns shopping carts from the parking lot, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Target Corp. says it’s permanently increasing starting hourly wages for its workers to $15 beginning July 5, several months ahead of schedule.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Target permanently raises starting hourly pay to $15

Jun. 17, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. says it's permanently increasing starting hourly wages for its workers to $15 beginning July 5, several months ahead of schedule. In 2017, the Minneapolis-based company had set a goal to gradually increase hourly wages from $10 to $15 by the end of 2020. The last time Target...

In this Friday, June 5, 2020 photo, Dawn Abbott, chief executive officer of Fun Productions, a small corporate events company that she started in 1991, is shown amid the myriad unused items stacked in the company's northeast Denver warehouse. The woman's events business was hit hard by concellations with the spread of the new coronavirus and now, three months into the downturn, she does not foresee a quick rebound in the future of her enterprise. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Left out: More workers now losing hope of getting back jobs

Jun. 7, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Benz didn't worry very much when his graphic design firm in Atlanta laid him off in March. He felt sure he'd be recalled to work once the viral pandemic eased and his firm's clients resumed spending. Three months later, there's been no call. Instead, Benz has applied for gig work as an...