The U.S. added 4.8 million jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, beating economists’ expectations. Some 7.5 million people have been brought back to work since more than 20 million jobs were shed in April. A surge in coronavirus infections, however, threatens to slow the momentum. “The job market recovered at a much faster than anticipated pace in June, with strong job growth and a surprisingly large drop in the unemployment
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Week after week, Tim O’Sullivan has been watching New York’s coronavirus numbers fall and businesses reopen — but not his three Queens day care tenants. “They’ve been shut down for three months,” he said. “They have no indication when they’ll be allowed to open.” In mid-June the landlord managed to bring his plight directly to Mayor Bill de Blasio when 1010 WINS reporter Juliet Papa read his message at a press conference. The mayor had
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Thousands of New York gym owners plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo challenging his decision to exclude gyms from the fourth phase of the state’s reopening. SC Gym owner Charles Cassara, who has locations in Hicksville and Farmingdale, had 10 other owners on board with the lawsuit before putting out an appeal on Facebook. Cassara and lawyer James Mermigis now expect to have between 1,500 and 3,000 plaintiffs, Newsday reported. “Phase
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