Unemployment Rate On The RiseMillions remain out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic and later this morning the unemployment rate is expected to reach its highest point since the Great Depression. CBS2's John Dias reports.
Neiman Marcus Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy ProtectionNeiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy Thursday after sales collapsed under the pandemic.
Cosmetologist Asks Gov. Cuomo To Allow Salons, Barbershops To Reopen: 'We're Feeling Very Ignored'Small business owners are frustrated and want to know when they can open. One New York cosmetologist is making a plea of her own; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Long Island Downtowns Struggling To Stay Afloat As Coronavirus Shutdown ExtendsOur once-thriving suburban downtowns are now struggling to stay afloat. They had been in the midst of a decades-long rebirth; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Downtown Hoboken May Look A Lot Different When Restaurants ReopenA local lawmaker is proposing closing some city streets and putting tables in the streets for dining. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports
Coronavirus Reopening: Hospitals' Elective Surgeries Back In Business In Northern NYC SuburbsGov. Andrew Cuomo ordered hospitals to stop the procedures on March 24. Now hospitals in several far northern suburbs are preparing to open their operating rooms once more. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Coronavirus Versus Consumers: No Happy Mother’s Day This Year For New Jersey’s MerchantsThere’s still no relief for Tri-State Area business owners who have been waiting more than a month to reopen under the coronavirus restrictions. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
Coronavirus Future: Critic Balks At Cuomo's Reopening CriteriaThe road to economic recovery in New York is now tied to seven benchmarks, metrics that chart the coronavirus’ impact from testing, diagnosis, hospitalizations and deaths. Each one requires showing a consistent downward trend that is assessed by region, reports CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas.
Parts Of NY Set To Un-Pause On May 15, But Many Concerns RemainGov. Cuomo laid out parameters for reopening during his Monday briefing, but it appears only northern parts of the state will likely qualify. CBS2's Alice Gainer reports
New Jersey Restaurant Owner Getting Paid Back For Putting Employees FirstA New Jersey restaurant owner who tapped into his home equity line to pay health insurance for his full-time workers is back in business. CBS2's Cory James reports.
Jersey Shore Reopening For Memorial Day Left To Local MunicipalitiesWith the summer season approaching, State Sen. Declan O'Scanlon says visitors should be welcomed back to beaches before Memorial Day. CBS2's Kristine Johnson reports.
Gov. Murphy Shares Look Ahead On How And When New Jersey Businesses Will ReopenWhile places like grocery and liquor stores have been deemed essential and are open with social distancing guidelines to protect staff and shoppers, many other businesses are wondering when they'll get the opportunity to do the same thing. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports
SBA Update: What Lies Ahead For Local Businesses And Paycheck Protection ProgramAs CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reports, Julia Testa, owner of Julia Testa Flowers, finally go her small business loan. However, she says she has been left with a lot of questions as the government keeps changing the rules.
Calls To Reopen Long Island Grow As Coronavirus Hospitalizations DeclineOn Long Island, Northwell Health says the number of patients being treated for the coronavirus at its hospitals has been cut in half over the last three weeks. That's encouraging news as calls for parts of the economy to reopen are growing; CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Coronavirus Update: LI Dress Shop Owner Frustrated By Paycheck Protection Program Application IssuesA Long Island dress shop owner in business for 35 years wonders if she can stay afloat through the end of the summer. Government loans are falling through and customers have abandoned prom and wedding plans; CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Cuomo Details Criteria For ReopeningGov. Andrew Cuomo says New York's economy will reopen in stages. This morning, he's asking for help from a new advisory panel. CBS2's John Dias has the details.
Coronavirus Update: Businesses Use Downtime To Make Plans To Adapt To 'New Normal'Businesses large and small are using downtime during the coronavirus pandemic to figure out how to adapt to the "new normal" once they're allowed to reopen; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Amid Pandemic, Celebrity Chefs Pivot From Gourmet Meals To Feeding The HungryFive-star kitchens are shifting their focus from gourmet meals to feeding the hungry. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports
Working From The Couch: Coronavirus Hasn't Been Able To Slow Many Working Unique JobsThe coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of people to work from home. That's easier said than done for many, especially for those jobs that are out of this world; CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge takes a look at some unique careers being done from the couch.
Coronavirus Business Woes: NYC's Restaurants Struggling Under Delivery App Fees, Uncertain FuturesRestaurants have taken a hard hit since the onset of the coronavirus. While some are slowly opening their doors back up for delivery, they’re facing some challenges. CBS2’s Charlie Cooper reports.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Jobs That Are Hiring, Tips For Tailoring Your SkillsEssential services, remote jobs and quick gigs are prevailing right now as millions of furloughed employees search for work.
Coronavirus Pandemic Unemployment Claims Continue To Spike With 4.4 Million New ClaimsMore than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday.
Coogan's Announces Closure In Washington HeightsAfter more than 35 years, a Washington Heights staple is closing its doors. Coogan’s says the coronavirus left it no choice but to shut down. CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reports.
Garment District Steps Up To Manufacture Needed Surgical GownsThe famed Manhattan district is bringing back hundreds of workers and dedicating manufacturing to re-supplying New York City's stock of surgical gowns for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. CBS2's Ali Bauman reports