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Whitmer Extends Stay-at-Home Order Through April 30, Says State Faces Health, Economic Crises

Citing the need to continue the mitigation effort against COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday extended her stay-at-home order through April 30.

Unemployment Rates Continue to Surge as Crisis Continues

With 43 states (and about 97% of Americans) under some sort of stay-at-home order, umemployment claims around the U.S. are far eclipsing record numbers.

Cybersecurity Threats Demand Companies Review Policies and Risk During Crisis

With so many workers working from home during the coronavirus, experts say hackers are taking advantage of all those remote hookups to worm their way into company systems.

Dingell: Stimulus Checks Likely to Start Coming Next Week

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Dearborn, said taxpayers should start seeing their stimulus checks soon, perhaps as early as next week.

Crisis Forces Higher Education to Take Virtual Learning to the Next Level

With the response to the coronavirus pandemic affecting everything from business to home life, colleges and universities have had to up their online learning game to satisfy students' needs.

State Senate Task Force Eyes ‘Safe’ Return to Workplace

Although the coronavirus is still running rampant through Michigan, the state Senate has formed a task force to plan for a time when businesses can safely return to work.

GM Gets $489 Million Federal Contract to Make Ventilators

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded General Motors a $489 million contract to make ventilators to be delivered to the Strategic National Stockpile.

Businesses Pivot to Take Care of Essential Workers, Restaurants During Crisis

Businesses around the country are adapting to helping in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Experts: Retail, Hospitality Industries Will See Significant Closures Because of Virus

A lot of businesses are being affected by stay-at-home orders and the like during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some experts believe none may be more permanently affected than big-box retailers and shopping centers.

Grocers Make Safety Adjustments as Virus Deaths Reach Their Ranks

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, grocers and other retailers are ramping up efforts to keep employees safe.

Virus Wreaking Havoc On Unemployment Numbers

With stay-at-home orders in most states closing all but essential businesses, the U.S. Bureau of Labor announced unemployment had risen to 4.4 percent in March.

Whitmer: State’s unemployment numbers ‘staggering,’ stay-at-home order likely to be extended

Unemployment claims in Michigan are increasing in "staggering" numbers, according to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is likely to extend the state's stay-at-home order.

Paycheck loan program getting off to stilted start for small businesses

With some larger banks balking, some small businesses are having trouble getting to the application process for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Grocery, other essential retailers bulking up supplies, safety gear

Retailers who remain open during the COVID-19 crisis are asking consumers to think about and plan for their shopping excursions, limiting them to essential items only, as required by Michigan's stay-at-home order.

Here are 10 tips for working from home with children during emergencies

With nonessential businesses shuttered by a stay-at-home order, a vast number of employees are forced to work from home, many for the first time. One expert offers tips for making it work.

Michigan’s camps, summer rec areas hoping for the best but preparing for refunds

Recreation areas, day camps and residential camps are struggling with the same COVID-19 questions as schools: How will they be affected?

Kroger announces pay hike, improved benefits

Kroger announced a $2-per-hour wage increase for the next three weeks for some 460,000 employees, including about 17,000 in Michigan.

Paycheck Protection Program in CARES Act goes live April 3

The Paycheck Protection Program included in the CARES Act goes live Friday, allowing small businesses to apply for loans to cover payroll and other expenses.

Juggling a job and kids? Here are six tips to make that balancing act...

Experts offer tips on juggling a job and your kids while working from home during the coronavirus crisis.

Restaurants can train, start selling food, pantry items under new agreement

Under a new agreement announced Monday, restaurant owners -– once trained to do so – can start selling food and pantry items that previously were limited to grocery and retail stores.
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