Wall Street and Main Street are feeling very different effects from the coronavirus pandemic.Overview
In San Antonio, 10,000 cars lined up to get bags of groceries from a local food bank, waiting hours in the heat for help. In New Orleans, advocates chained themselves together outside of the city courthouse to prevent landlords from finalizing evictions. In New York City, more than one-third of small businesses may be closed forever. And across the United States, more than 190,000 lives have been lost to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as of early September.
But while these economic and health crises unfold in cities and towns across the country, a slice of the U.S. economy continues to thrive, insulated from upheaval, or even benefitting from it. TheRead More »