McDonald’s, Chipotle and Domino’s Are Feasting During Coronavirus While Your Neighborhood Restaurant Fasts

The coronavirus pandemic is splitting the restaurant industry in two. Big, well capitalized chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Domino’s Pizza Inc. are gaining customers and adding stores while tens of thousands of local eateries go bust. Larger operators generally have the advantages of more capital, more leverage on …

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There’s No Oil in Wisconsin. The Fracking Bust Hit It Anyway.

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis.—For years, Mary Drangstveit could feel the shale boom reverberating in her kitchen. This spring, oil prices crashed and the rattling ceased. It brought relief for her and distress for some others in her community. Digging stopped at the sand mine next door in Blair, Wis., which had …

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Long Before Nikola Trucks, Trevor Milton Sold Investors on Startups That Faded

In 2009, Trevor Milton drove a Dodge pickup from Utah to Phoenix to show off his latest business idea: a truck using natural gas along with diesel to lower fuel costs. Within months, Mr. Milton’s company had landed a $16 million contract to install the system on up to 800 …

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How the Coronavirus Crisis Threatens to Set Back Women’s Careers

Kate Deisseroth spent two decades building a career as an orthopedic surgeon that now, in the Covid era, looks precarious. As the single mother of twin 10-year-olds in Lebanon, Pa., the Air Force veteran made pre-pandemic life run like clockwork with an intricate schedule of early school drop-off, after-school programs …

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Is It Insane to Start a Business During Coronavirus? Millions of Americans Don’t Think So.

The pandemic forced hundreds of thousands of small businesses to close. For Madison Schneider, it was a good time to start a new one. The 22-year-old in Haviland, Kan., opened Lela’s Bakery and Coffeehouse on Sept. 12, naming it after her grandmother. It has been busy every day since, she …

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Kodak Didn’t Break Law When Loan Was Revealed, Special Committee Finds

Kodak Didn’t Break Law When Loan Was Revealed, Special Committee Finds

A special committee hired by Eastman Kodak Co.’s board found several governance issues at the firm concerning the July announcement of a planned $765 million loan from the U.S. government, but said none of those issues violated the law. The release of the review’s findings comes roughly a month after …

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