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Companies begin to navigate a world that is vastly changed

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.

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TESTING THE WATERS: With countries and U.S. states beginning to relax shelter-in-place restrictions despite caution from the medical community, companies must navigate a work environment that is vastly different. Automakers will be among the first major manufacturing sectors to reopen factory floors.

— More than 300 Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman stores will reopen for business by the end of the week, starting with curbside or store pickup services. Approximately 20 stores in Europe, 35 stores in Japan, 35 stores in Malaysia and nearly 30 stores in Australia will be opened to customers, according to parent company Tapestry Inc. All stores have reopened in China and South Korea. Stores open to customers will

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Stonehenge Will Livestream the Summer Solstice for the First Time Ever

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It seems like travelers won’t be able to make their usual Stonehenge pilgrimage for the summer solstice in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But the English Heritage organization has devised the next best thing: a livestream.

The county of Wiltshire, England is a sleepy enclave that happens to be home to one of the world’s most famous monuments. Though its intended purpose remains unknown, Stonehenge’s ancient pagan origins have a mystical element that makes it a prime location for celebrating the summer solstice––also known as midsummer––when the earth reaches its maximum tilt toward the sun. As a measure of safety against Covid-19, English Heritage, which is charged with the site’s care, has opted for a digital gathering instead.

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How to Livestream the Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2020

  • Stonehenge will livestream its annual summer solstice event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The yearly celebration is typically held at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, and draws thousands of people.
  • English Heritage will capture the moment on its social media channels on June 21.

    If you’ve ever wanted to watch the sun rise over Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice, now is your chance to do it for free. The yearly celebration is typically held at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, where loads of people congregate to witness the age-old phenomenon. But this year, the coronavirus pandemic has deemed holding the event unsafe, so English Heritage is bringing it to the world via livestream.

    “We have consulted widely on whether we could have proceeded safely and we would have dearly liked to host the event as per usual, but sadly, in the end, we feel we have no

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    Business, government operate under new rules, market rallies

    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.

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    DAY AFTER: States are trying to figure out the safest way to restart their economies despite conflicting guidance out from Washington. The same goes for companies.

    — As Apple begins opening stores in the U.S., it will be checking the temperatures of everyone before they can enter and handing out masks to any customer who isn’t wearing one. Like other retailers, Apple will be limiting the number of people inside and doing deep cleanings throughout the day.

    The iPhone maker reopened five U.S. stores last week in Idaho, Alabama, South Carolina and Alaska. Another 27 stores will be reopening in California, Washington state, Florida, Colorado, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The stores in California and

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