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People gather at the entrance for the New York State Department of Labor offices on March 20, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and furloughs. Here are the major companies that have announced they are downsizing ...

Over 10 million Americans filed for unemployment in March. Macy's, Marriott, buzzy startups, and more contributed to that record-breaking number.
Kayakers in Moab, Utah.

Study finds Americans are fleeing to short-term rentals in remote, rural areas during the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s where they’re going...

Anxious Americans eager to avoid the spread of the coronavirus are heading to short-term rentals in remote parts of the country.
Aldi is among the retailers hiring.

CVS, Walmart, and 17 other ‘essential’ businesses that are desperate for workers right now

The openings come as mass layoffs continue around the country in response to store closures, leaving many workers without income and health insurance.
A New York commute, photographed on June 7 and July 11, 2012.

28 painfully repetitive photos of New Yorkers’ commutes show why many probably aren’t missing them right now

Photographer Peter Funch staked out a corner near Grand Central Terminal for 10 years to show how boring and repetitive a daily commute can be.

Meet Nintendo developer Katsuya Eguchi, who created Animal Crossing after being inspired by the loneliness of moving to a new city, making it the perf...

Moving away from home in 1986 to work at Nintendo inspired video game developer Katsuya Eguchi to create Animal Crossing, which first debuted in 2001.
Hobby Lobby is refusing to close in several states.

Fearful Hobby Lobby employees show what it’s like to work in a store that reopened in defiance of state-mandated shutdowns during the coronaviru...

While officials in Ohio and Colorado issued cease-and-desist letters to Hobby Lobby stores on Wednesday, stores in several other states remain open.
There were around 20 people on my flight to Austin during the coronavirus pandemic.

I flew economy from New York to Austin during the coronavirus pandemic, and it was the quietest flight I’ve ever been on. Here’s what it&#...

I took a US domestic flight during the coronavirus outbreak, and I was surprised that the airport was calm and quiet, and the flight was nearly empty.
Depiction from the 17th century of the plague in Italy, as seen in Rome's Museo Storico Nazionale Dell'Arte Sanitaria.

11 ways pandemics have changed the course of human history, from the over $4 billion spent to fight Ebola to the trillions it might take to tackle the...

Pandemics have killed millions and toppled empires. They have also brought about social change. Several played roles in the emergence of capitalism.
Tulsi Gabbard with supporters after filing her declaration of candidacy on November 5, 2019.

Tulsi Gabbard, the last female candidate in the Democratic race, just ended her presidential campaign. Here’s how she went from serving in the M...

Former presidential candidate and Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard built her net worth through a federal pension and real estate investments.

Here are the latest major events that have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, including Eurovision and the Kentucky Derby...

Global events are being canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus, including Eurovision, the Boston Marathon, and Coachella.